The meeting of the tripartite committee on new minimum wage is currently ongoing in Abuja to avert Tuesday’s nationwide strike by Organised Labour. Principal actors are on ground for the meeting are NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who insisted that the organised labour would not be part of any agreement short of N30,000.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation had at Sunday’s meeting, boycotted by labour, stressed the need for consensual agreement in the interest of the nation’s economy. While the state governors agreed to pay N22,500, FG promises N24,000 but labour insists N30000 or a national strike. Details of the meeting are still being awaited.