FG INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

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FG INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially inaugurated a 37-member Tripartite Committee tasked with devising a new National Minimum Wage.

Vice President Kashim Shettima inaugurated the committee on behalf of the President, who is currently on a private visit to France.

The committee, chaired by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, is composed of representatives from the Federal Government, State Government, Private Sector, and Organised Labour.

Prior to the inauguration, Vice President Shettima urged committee members to engage in collective bargaining to formulate a mutually acceptable recommendation for a new wage policy.

The committee boasts members from various sectors, including Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Minister of State, Labour and Employment, representing the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, and Mr. Wale Edun, Minister of Finance & Coordinating Minister of the Economy.

Representatives from State Governments include governors such as Alh. Mohammed Umar Bago (Niger State), Sen. Bala Mohammed (Bauchi State), Alh. Umar Dikko Radda (Katsina State), Prof. Charles Soludo (Anambra State), Sen. Ademola Adeleke (Osun State), and Mr. Otu Bassey Edet (Cross River State).

Members from organizations such as the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), National Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (NASME), and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) were also appointed.

Organised labour is represented by individuals from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), including Comrade Joe Ajaero, President, NLC; Comrade Festus Osifo, President, TUC; and other distinguished leaders.Vice President Shettima emphasized the urgency of the committee’s task, urging them to promptly deliver their recommendations.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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