Minimum Wage: Ngige Reveals Outcome of Negotiation Between FG, Labour


Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has disclosed the outcome of the negotiation between the federal government and the Organised Labour.

The federal and the labour on Wednesday, October 16, held about seven hours of intensive negotiation on the adjustment of workers’ salaries which is demanded to be metamorphosed into the new minimum wage of N30,000.

The Herald gathered that meeting which started at 5:00 pm on Wednesday and ended in the early hours of Thursday, October 17.

Speaking on the outcome of the meeting, Ngige stated that specific jobs had been given to some committees that must be submitted before the negotiation could be deemed completed.

According to him, ”Some progress has been made but we have not been able to conclude and have collective bargaining agreement. Some committees need to do some computation. We have worked up to the early hours of today.

“That is in the true spirit of collective bargaining. That is what we have to do to get the process concluded and conclude the process.”

Also at the meeting, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, explained that Nigerians would be given details of the negotiation and concessions made after the rescheduled meeting.

Wabba said: “We have adjourned to reconvene by 7:00 pm. At the appropriate time, we should be able to give the details,” he added that “every dispute will be concluded at the roundtable.”

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