The Federal government of Nigeria will on Friday June 2 host the organised labour for another round of talks as they seek to arrive at a favourable National minimum wage.

The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration held the same talks with the organised labour earlier this week but it ended in a deadlock.

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On their part, the federal government proposed a #60,000 minimum wage for an average government servant but was blatantly rejected by the labour union as they insisted on a #494,000 as their accepted minimum wage.

In a letter signed by the Secretary of the committee, Ekpo Nta which was sent as a notification of the meeting to both the Presidents of the two labour centres namely the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The scheduled meeting will be the seventh in the series of meetings by the committee, as members try to agree on what should be the new minimum wage.

The last meeting on Tuesday was deadlocked as the Organised Labour rejected the ₦60,000 offer by the Federal Government.

The labour representatives in the committee however adjusted their demands downward from the initial ₦497,000 naira minimum wage request to ₦494,000 naira

For months, labour unions and the Federal Government have been locked in negotiations over a new minimum wage with the former giving an ultimatum of May 31st.

Labour had initially demanded a ₦615,000 minimum wage but reduced it twice – now at ₦494,000. The government and the Organised Private Sector had initially proposed ₦48,000 and ₦54,000 which were also rejected by the labour.