The Federal Government has expressed its intention to review and consider the list of demands presented by the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which notably includes discussions on the minimum wage.

Following a three-hour meeting between the Federal Government and the TUC, spokesperson Dele Alake stated to State House correspondents that the government will assess the feasibility of the demands presented by TUC.

The spokesperson highlighted that President Bola Tinubu will play a pivotal role by forming a tripartite committee involving states, organized labor, and the private sector. This committee will thoroughly examine the dynamics of minimum wage adjustments with the aim of reaching a mutually agreeable resolution.

He clarified that there is no disagreement with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) regarding their request for a minimum wage review or a return to the previous arrangement. The representatives of the Federal Government will engage with the President to finalize decisions on these demands.

He added that the absence of the NLC does not translate to an isolation of the group in the discussion but that the FG is making efforts to reach them as the parties agreed to reconvene on Tuesday 24 hours before a scheduled strike by the NLC.

Meanwhile, the TUC has maintained that the Federal Government, in the interest of social dialogue, revert the price of fuel while discussions continue.

President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the union is hopeful as the Federal Government promised to look into their demands, the top of which is a review of the current minimum wage among others.

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