Breaking (minimum wage): Labour Suspends strike for five days | Read why 


Breaking (minimum wage): Labour Suspends strike for five days | Read why 


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC have suspended their strike for five days to enable it have a smooth negotiation with the federal government on minimum wage.

According to Punch newspaper, a leader of the NLC confirmed this in Abuja.

The Centres are expected to issue a statement shortly before the commencement of negotiations with the government.

Recall that the Organised Labour embarked on indefinite strike on Monday over failure to reach an agreement with the federal government over the proposed minimum wage.


The PUNCH reports that after a six-hour meeting with the leadership of organised labour in Abuja, the Federal Government expressed the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to raising the N60,000 offered as the minimum wage.

However, the parties involved reached an agreement in a meeting held late Monday with the Federal government stating that it is committed to establishing a minimum wage above N60, 000

The agreement stated, “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

The organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.