Following the calling off of the proposed strike by NLC, President Muhammed Buhari has fulfilled his promise by bowing down to the group’s demand of minimum wage increase from N18,000 to N30,000
He gave his approval while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
With the approval, a bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.
Recall that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, United Labour Congress, ULC, and other labour unions met with the Federal Government yesterday over the minimum wage issue.
President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba had earlier suspended the planned nationwide strike.