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Minimum wage: FG, labour have almost reached a consensus – Uzodimma

Hope Uzodimma, the governor of Imo State, says the Tripartite Committee on the minimum wage is close to agreeing a new national minimum wage.

The committee is made up of governors, top government officials and labour leaders.

Addressing journalists after a 12-hour meeting on Friday evening, Uzodimma said deliberations have been successful.

“We had a very fruitful deliberation and of course you know it is a technical subcommittee of a committee,” the governor said.

“And at the level of the committee, we have reached near consensus and by the time we go to the plenary we will have a complete agreement and maybe from there the media can start their job. As it is now I think we are better of that we were.”

According to him, the committee just finished with their various unit meetings and have now proceeded to the plenary where the committee is expected to harmonize their decisions and hopefully come up with a figure.

Last week, the organised labour rejected the N60,000 proposal and went on a nationwide strike on Monday, June 3.

The action was however suspended on Tuesday after the Federal Government promised to increase the minimum wage to an amount bigger than N60,000 as they resume negotiations.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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