The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, has disclosed that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage will be announced next month.
Bobboi, who made the disclosure in Lagos on Wednesday, said that the committee working on the minimum wage has almost concluded negotiations on the matter.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year November inaugurated the thirty-member committee to work out a new minimum wage. The labour movement, including the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the TUC demanded fifty-six thousand naira as new minimum wage as against the eighteen thousand naira minimum wage put in place by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.
Kaigama said that a tripartite committee meeting held yesterday in Abuja but refused to elaborate on issues being discussed at the meeting.