The federal government has planned a very significant meeting for Tuesday, October 15, for the total implementation of the new minimum wage.



The Nation reports that the minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after it had a meeting with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council.

According to the statement by Charles Akpan, the ministry deputy director, the meeting was called so as to resolve all concerns of the adjustment clause of the minimum wage.

He, therefore, added that the meeting will allow for the proper implementation of the clause inherent in the new wage.

A part of the statement read: “It was resolved however that each group would hold further meetings to sort out all outstanding disagreements before a high-level conclusive meeting to schedule for Tuesday, 15th October 2019.”

Some of those in attendance at the meeting that brought about the resolve to hold the October 15 meeting was the minister of finance, budget, and planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, head of service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, minister of state, labor and employment, Festus Keyamo, among others.