Tripartite C’ttee Submits Report To Federal Gov’t

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The 37-member Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage has formally submitted its report to the Federal Government, recommending a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers across the public and private sectors.

The Committee, inaugurated on January 30, 2024 by President Bola Tinubu in accordance with the Minimum Wage Act of 2019, was tasked with reviewing the existing minimum wage and advising on an appropriate increase.

After months of deliberations and consultations with stakeholders, the Committee headed by Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji has now concluded its assignment.

The report was received on Monday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, who commended the Committee for its commitment and sacrifices.

“The Tripartite Committee has undertaken a critical national assignment,” said Segun Imohiosen, Director of Information and Public Relations at the Office of the SGF (OSGF).

“Their report will guide the government’s decision on a new minimum wage that is fair and sustainable for both workers and employers.”

However, the details of the Committee’s recommendation, including the proposed minimum wage figure, have not been made public yet.

A formal presentation to President Tinubu is expected once the leadership of the Organised Labour and representatives from government and the private sector return from the ongoing International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The last national minimum wage increase in Nigeria was in 2019, when it was raised from ₦18,000 to the current ₦30,000 monthly rate. Labour unions and workers have been calling for a further increase to account for inflation and the rising cost of living.

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