The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says that the N35,000 wage award agreement with the Federal Government will continue until a new minimum wage is determined.


Ajaero, while speaking against the backdrop of the payment of the wage award, said the union did not sign a six-month wage agreement with the Federal Government, but a wage agreement that will be in existence until the new minimum wage is determined.


It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu, on October 1, had approved N35,000 as the provisional wage increment for all Treasury-paid workers for six months, as part of an agreement reached with organised labour to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.


However, the federal government has only paid two months of the wage award that commenced in September 2023.

Ajaero noted that other issues that were yet to be implemented by the federal government include the Port Harcourt refineries, CNG buses, and wage awards, among others, assuring workers that the issues were being looked into holistically.

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