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President Buhari approves Committee to negotiate new Minimum Wage



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 30-member tripartite committee for the negotiation of a new national minimum wage for workers in the country.

This was contained in a statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

According to Olowookere, by its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public and the private sectors.

“This includes the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME). ‘’

He said the members of the committee on the government side, included Ama Pepple, (Chairman), Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment (Deputy Chairman), among others.

Olowookere also said Ayuba Wabba and Bobboi Kaigama, among others would be representing the trade unions.

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will be represented by Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

The Committee will be inaugurated on Monday, November 27 at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

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  1. Wale Vintage

    November 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Wu ru wu ru last minute policies. To Late Sir. You have not proven yourself. Even Anti-Corruption that you carried on your head, you did to deliver.
    The maina-gate turned us all off. You are finished-you have allowed Malami, dambanza, Funta and kyari to ruin you. Your wife tried to warn you. We will fight to have you removed!

  2. The Jedi

    November 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

    No one is fooled. I’m sure this negotiation will drag on well into the next millennium and then, it’d finally come up with conclusions unfavorable to workers. Quite curious there’s no word of any pension adjustments. Increasingly, It’s beginning to seem like those brooms APC keeps waving about is either a sign they are all madmen and women or they use then for their nocturnal flights.

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