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FG, organised labour and private sector propose different minimum wage   

The federal government, organised labour (Trade Union Congress TUC and Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC) and the private sector have proposed three different minimum wages for employees during ongoing minimum wage negotiations.

Mr Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, Director-General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), that the minimum wage proposed by the different stakeholders is valid in their eyes.

He further applauded the effort of organised labour for returning to the negotiating table after initially walking out last week over the federal government’s proposal.

Also, Organized Labour has announced their agreement to attend the Tripartite Committee on the Minimum Wage negotiation meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

Mr. Etim Okon, Vice President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the TUC had previously walked out of the negotiation meeting after the Federal Government proposed a new minimum wage of ₦48,000 for workers.

Labour also accused the government of failing to provide substantiated data to support their offer, exacerbating the situation. They argued that the lack of transparency and good faith undermines the credibility of the negotiation process.