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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the National Wage Committee yesterday at the Presidential villa. The government, after considering the report by the committee, will send a bill to the National Assembly.

Here is a list of the committee members, which cuts across the public and private sectors as well as labour unions.

  • Ama Pepple former Head of Service Chairperson.
  • Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Deputy Chairman.
  • Chief Richard Egbule Chairman, National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, will serve as the Secretary of the committee.
  • Udo Udo Udoma, Minister, Budget and Planning.
  • Mrs. Kemi Adeosun Minister of Finance.
  • Mrs. Winifred E. Oyo – Ita  Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
  • Dr. Roy Ugo – Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Representing the state governors are:

  • Governor Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State (South West)
  • Governor Rochas Okorocha – Imo State (South-East)
  • Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo – Gombe State (South East)
  • Governor Nyesom Wike – Rivers State (South-South)
  • Governor Simon Lalong – Plateau State (North Centrall)
  • Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu – Kebbi State (North West);

Ashishana B. Okauru, Esq., Director General (DG,) Nigerian Governors Forum will serve as observer.


  • Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
  • Peters Adeyemi – NLC.
  • Kiri Mohammed – NLC.
  • Amechi Asugwuni – NLC.
  • Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson –NLC.
  • Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama – President, Trade Union Congress TUC).
  • Sunday Olusoji Salako TUC.
  • Alade Bashir Lawal TUC.
  • Igwe Achese, the President, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)

Private sector

  • Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo – Director General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).
  • Timothy Olawale – NECA.
  •  Chuma Nwankwo – NECA.
  • Mrs. Olubunmi Adekoje – Director General, Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI).
  •  Alhaji Ahmed Ladan Gobir  Chairman, Kaduna East Branch, Manufacturers’ Association (MAN).
  • Otunba Francis Oluwagbenro – MAN.
  •  Hajia Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kano Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture representing (NACCIMA).
  •  Prince Degun Agboade President, Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) .



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