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What Ngige Said After Labour Leaders Boycotted Meeting With FG

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Labour Suspends Strike Over New Minimum Wage

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, says organised labour would attend a meeting with the federal government on the contentious new minimum wage on Monday.

Ngige spoke Sunday night in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after labour leaders failed to show up for the scheduled meeting.

“They are not here today and they gave excuse why they are not here”, Ngige told newsmen.

“We also want to say that we do not support the State governments’ N22,500 proposal and we have also said so.

“We also have our own figure and the Tripartite Committee meeting will look at it and the outcome of the Monday’s meeting will be a consensual, I am sure of that, ” he said.

President, United Labour Congress (ULC) Mr Joe Ajaero, told NAN that members of the organised labour got the invitation to the meeting late.

“But hopefully, we will be around for tomorrow’s (Monday) meeting by 11a.m,” he said.

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