The NLC has said it is not fixated on any figure for the minimum wage.

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The tripartite committee on minimum wage ended its deliberations last week, submitting two figures to President Bola Tinubu for consideration as the new minimum wage.

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However, the government and organised private sector are proposing ₦62,000, while organised labour is demanding ₦250,000 as the new minimum wage.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) president, Festus Osifo, who was a guest on Channels Television on Friday, said no figure is sacrosanct as there is always room for adjustments as labour is not fixated on any figure.

“What we said is that for us, when we give figures, there is always a room to meander; there is always a room for us to make some adjustments here and there.

“So, there is no figure that is sacrosanct; there is no figure that is cast in stone that both parties will be fixated on.

“One of the reasons that we went on industrial action the last time was because when it got to ₦60,000, they told us that a kobo cannot even join the ₦60,000, that they cannot even add one naira to it.

“So that was one of the reasons that led to that industrial action, beyond the fact that there were also delays.”

Also Read: Minimum Wage: We Cannot Afford ₦62,000 – ALGON

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However, President Tinubu is expected to send an executive bill to the National Assembly for legislative action.

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