Nigeria President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday was in a closed door meeting with Labour Union over the undecided new minimum wage.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero; and his counterpart at the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, were at the State House in Abuja on Thursday afternoon for the meeting.

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The tripartite committee in May submitted a proposed #62,000 as a minimum wage to the Presidency as opposed to the #250,000 demand of the Nigeria Labour congress and Trade Union Congress.

In response to the proposal of the tripartite committee, the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his June 12 Democracy Day speech promised to send a bill to the National Assembly for approval of a new minimum wage.

On June 25, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by the President stepped down from consideration and deliberation on the memo on the new minimum wage to allow for more engagement with stakeholders.

Two days later, Tinubu and Vice President Kassim Shettima, at the 141st meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), met with governors of the 36 states of the Federation and ministers to deliberate on a new minimum wage for workers.

After an hour’s meeting with President Tinubu, the President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, told newsmen that they did not discuss ‘Naira and Kobo’.

On whether the meeting has made them a downward shift from their demand of N260,000 as National Minimum Wage, he said that issue would be discussed in another meeting with President Tinubu

Also briefing newsmen, the President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the organised labour only went to President Tinubu to complain about the suffering Nigerians were going through.

The Minister of State for Labour, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, who led the leadership of Labour to the meeting, said issues discussed were beneficial to both parties.