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FG warns The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) against their June 3rd strike.

The Nigerian government has defended its offer of a ₦60,000 minimum wage and urged against a planned strike by organized labor.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejoecha, stated that any increase in the minimum wage should not lead to job losses, particularly in the Organized Private Sector.

Onyejoecha cautioned that going on strike at this time would not be in the best interest of the nation, especially when negotiations are still ongoing.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have decided to go on strike starting June 3 due to the failure of the tripartite committee to reach a consensus on a new national minimum wage.

Onyejeocha’s media aide emphasized that going on strike during ongoing negotiations would worsen the economic situation and increase the suffering of Nigerians. The government has proposed a comprehensive package that includes raising the minimum wage, introducing CNG-fueled buses, and providing support for MSMEs.

The government aims to strike a balance between the needs of workers and the economic situation, ensuring a realistic and sustainable minimum wage without harming the economy.

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