FEC Steps Down Minimum Wage Memo For More Consultation With Governors, Private Sector 

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday, stepped down the memo on the new millennium wage for the nation’s public workers.

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, disclosed this after the council meeting in Abuja.

Mr Idris said the decision would allow for more consultations between President Bola Tinubu, state governors, local government authorities and the private sector.

He revealed that the FEC did not act on the memo submitted by the tripartite committee, given that the federal government was not the sole stakeholder on the national minimum wage issue.

“(That) memo was stepped down to enable Mr President to consult further, especially with the state governors and the organised private sector, before he makes a presentation to the National Assembly before an executive bill is presented to the National Assembly.

“So I want to state that on the new national minimum wage, Mr President is going to consult further so that he can have an informed position because the new national minimum wage, as I said, is not just an issue of the federal government,” he told state house journalists after the meeting.

The tripartite committee on the new minimum wage, which comprises the government’s team, organised labour, and the organised private sector, was established in January and reviewed the wages from the current pay of N30,000 to N62,000.

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Amid this, organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, has been demanding N250,000 as the minimum living wage for workers.

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