Minimum Wage: FG Inaugurates New Committee


Federal Government of Nigeria Launches Committee to Review National Minimum Wage Amidst Economic Challenges


In a significant move aimed at addressing economic challenges and mitigating the impact of the fuel subsidy removal, the federal government of Nigeria inaugurated a 37-man Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage. Vice President Kashim Shettima presided over the inauguration ceremony, which took place at the council chamber of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Tuesday.


The primary mandate of the committee is to recommend a new National Minimum Wage for the country, reflecting the current economic realities and the hardships faced by the populace. Shettima, during his address to the committee members, underscored the importance of considering the adverse effects of the fuel subsidy removal on the citizens and urged the committee to prioritize solutions that alleviate the suffering of the people.

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Chaired by former Head of Service of the Federation, Bukar Goni Aji, the thirty-seven-member committee comprises representatives from government, labor unions, and the private sector.


This diverse composition is expected to foster a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue on setting a fair and realistic minimum wage.

Vice President Shettima emphasized the significance of collective bargaining in good faith, emphasizing the need for strict adherence to contractual agreements.

He also encouraged committee members to engage in consultations beyond the committee, fostering a broader understanding of the challenges faced by various sectors.

The Vice President urged the committee to work efficiently, with a prompt resolution and submission of their reports. This directive aligns with the government’s commitment to swiftly address economic issues and implement necessary reforms.

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The launch of this Tripartite Committee reflects the government’s proactive approach to economic management and demonstrates a commitment to ensuring the well-being of the Nigerian workforce.

As the committee begins its deliberations, stakeholders across the nation await the outcome, hopeful for a fair and just National Minimum Wage that reflects the current economic landscape.



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