President Bola Tinubu has approved the inauguration of the tripartite committee on national minimum wage.
In a letter signed by George Akume, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), dated January 23, the committee will be inaugurated on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja.
The letter was addressed to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Akume said Tinubu has “repeatedly made it clear that he intends to pay Nigerian workers a living wage”.
He noted that the inauguration of the committee marks a significant step towards the implementation of a living wage for workers.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari signed the minimum wage act that approved N30,000 for both federal and state workers in 2019.
In January 2023, the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), said it would start the process of reviewing the national minimum wage.
However, there have been calls by organised labour for an upward review of the minimum wage after May 29, 2023, when Tinubu announced the removal of the petrol subsidy in his inauguration speech.