The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, has stated that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as new minimum wage would be announced next month.
Mr. Kaigama who made this known in an interview with correspondents in Lagos, said that the committee working on the minimum wage had almost concluded negotiations on the matter.
He stated that a tripartite committee meeting was held on Wednesday in Abuja but refused to elaborate on issues discussed at the meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari in November last year, approved the appointment of a thirty-member committee to work out a new minimum wage for workers.
The president of NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba said the living wage was necessary to restore confidence for workers, whom he said, had been devastated by years of exploitation.
The Committee negotiating the new wage is made up of representatives of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, the TUC/NLC and the Government, represented by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.