Federal Executive Council Stalls Minimum Wage

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has made the decision to stall the minimum wage information for now, in order to allow more deliberations from the president before a decision is passed.

This decision was further elaborated on by the minister of information and national orientation, Idris Mohammed, who revealed the decision of President Tinubu to meet with many experts and important personnels before coming up with a new minimum wage that will be for the greater good of all workers.

He made this known to journalists after the meeting of the FEC, where he stated that President Tinubu has plans in place to rub minds together with all states governors and the organized private sector in order to foster a relationship that will bring about the announcement of the new minimum wage to be passed into law.

Speaking further, he made mention that the memo which contained information on the minimum wage was taken to the council, but a decision was made to consult the governors of the 36 states and organised private sector because it is a national issue.

He further stated that an announcement on the new minimum wage would soon be announced soon and then the process to make it official by passing it into law would commence to ensure that it meets the needs of many.

The minimum wage battle between the government and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC( and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had been increased by the decision of the government to increase the minimum wage to N62,000 from the current N30,000, which has not sat down well with the NLC and the TUC, who believe that a resolution ot N250,000 should be the minimum wage.

The decision by President Tinubu to stall the announcement of the minimum wage was stemming from the statement of the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, who stated that the president was supposed to agree a new minimum wage with the created Tripartite committee before making a decision that did not sit down well with the members of the NLC and TUC.





Oluwarantimi Oludase
Oluwarantimi Oludase
Oludase Oluwarantimi Emmanuel is a budding writer and journalist. I have a flair for writing, which has developed more since I became an undergraduate. I have used my writing skills to contribute my quota through opinions that have been published on Guardian and Daily Trust and the Nigerian Voice where I work as an entertainment news journalist.

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