The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of
Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to
the Federal Government. The minimum wage presently is N18,000. that the Government has not been able to pay.
president, Ayuba Wabba, at a news conference in Abuja today April 27th,
said the new minimum wage was proposed to the Federal government
yesterday April 26th.
“I can say now authoritatively that as of yesterday (Tuesday) we made a
formal proposal to the Federal Government of N56,000 to be the new
minimum wage. The demand has been submitted officially to government and
we hope that the tripartite system to look at the review will actually
be set up to look at it. Our argument is that, yes, it is true that the
economy is not doing well, but the law stated that wages for workers
must be review after every five years. So, the issue must be looked into
by the Federal Government and workers should not be seen as sleeping on
their rights,”he said.