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NLC to Continue Strike Despite Agreement with Federal Government

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that the ongoing nationwide strike will persist despite an agreement reached with the Federal Government during Monday’s meeting.

In a post on X on Tuesday, the NLC stated that the industrial action, which has significantly disrupted the nation’s economy, will continue until the union’s organs review all resolutions from Monday’s meeting in their scheduled Tuesday session.

“Until we hear from our organs at our meeting scheduled for today, June 4, we are still on strike,” the post read.Reports indicate that following a six-hour meeting with the leadership of organized labour in Abuja, the Federal Government reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to increasing the minimum wage above the proposed N60,000.

The agreement specified that “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalize an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

Organized labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimization as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. Representing organized labour were the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo.

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