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Minimum Wage Gets 37-Member Panel With 6 Governors

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The government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has unveiled a 37-man tripartite committee to look into the implementation of the new minimum wage for the workers.

Led by a former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Bukar Aji, the committee, has six governors among its members, as well as representatives of organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, alongside officials of government and the private sector.

The six governors are:

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  • Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger State, representing the North Central;
  • Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, representing the North-East;
  • Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State, representing the North-West;
  • Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, representing the South-East;
  • Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, representing the South-West; and
  • Governor Otu Bassey of Cross River State, representing the South-South.

The committee also has the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha; Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun; Minister of Budget Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. (Mrs) Yemi Esan.

In a January 23, 2024 letter addressed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, said the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday.

The letter was titled, ‘Inauguration Of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage,’ and read: “I write to inform you that Mr. President has approved the inauguration of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage.

“The inauguration will take place on Tuesday, 30th January 2024 at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja at 12 noon prompt.

“Members are to be seated by 11.30 am. Kindly note that a shuttle bus will be available at the pilot gate to convey members to the venue from 10.00 am.”

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