We Are Yet To Get A Figure From FG’ – Labour Gives Update On Minimum Wage Negotiations

Labour leaders have provided an update on the ongoing minimum wage negotiations, indicating that the Federal Government has yet to present an official figure. 

Joe Ajaero, a key participant in the talks, stated, “They didn’t present it to the committee; they are presenting it to the committee of the house.”

 Despite this, he expressed hope for a resolution by the end of the week. “They have entered now, you can see them. 

They will come out later to present it to the general house for deliberation. We are all praying that everything shall be okay by tomorrow (Friday). That’s a wish for all of us.”

Ajaero addressed circulating rumours about a proposed ₦105,000 minimum wage, clarifying, “Information on ₦105,000 is not before us, either officially or unofficially. 

We are still at our position before now, having not presented it to us. Until it is made public, we can’t say the government has a position.”

Minister of State for Labour, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, added that updates would be shared once the discussions conclude. “You will get updates when we finalise the talks. You will hear us when we are done,” she stated.

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, who chairs the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), also spoke on the matter.

 Following a five-hour meeting on Thursday, he announced that the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage aims to finalize a new figure by Friday.

 Addressing the press, Governor Uzodinma dismissed rumours of an agreed ₦105,000 minimum wage, affirming, “No such agreement has been reached.”

 He emphasized the committee’s dedication to determining a conclusive figure in the next session, scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m.

The outcome of these negotiations is highly anticipated by workers across the country, who are hopeful for a positive resolution that meets their economic needs.

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