There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may approve N30, 000 minimum wage for Nigeria workers this afternoon.

But the implementation may not begin until the National Assembly ratifies it, according to a source.

At a meeting between the Federal Government representatives and that of the Nigeria Labour Congress, it was resolved that the report of the tripartite committee on minimum wage should be forwarded to the president for approval.

The Labour union has since suspended the strike  that would have begun  today as it awaits the president to take action on the tripartite report in which the workers have demanded for N30, 000 minimum wage.


The report will be submitted to President Buhari on Tuesday by 4:15 pm.

Government wants to pay N24,000 as minimum wage, but the labour leaders are insisting on N30,000.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday intervened in the impasse by appealing to the labour unions, especially the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to consider the rot his administration inherited from the previous governments.

The President explained that the present government was doing more with the ‘fewer resources’ at its disposal in putting the nation’s economy right.