New minimum wage: Tripartite committee close to agreement – Uzodimma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has claimed that the Tripartite comittee on the minimum wage is on the verge of agreeing on a new national minimum wage.

Uzodimma revealed this on Friday, after emerging from the meeting of the committee in Abuja. The meeting lasted over 12 hours.

“We had a very fruitful deliberation and of course you know it is a technical subcommittee of a committee.

“And at the level of the committee, we have reached near consensus and by the time we go to the plenary, we will have a complete agreement and maybe from there the media can start their job. As it is now, I think we are better of than we were,” Uzodimma said.

According to him, the committee just finished with their various unit meetings and has now proceeded to the plenary, where the committee is expected to harmonise their decisions and hopefully come up with a figure.

The organised labour rejected the N60,000 proposal and went on a nationwide strike on Monday.

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