The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its strike. National President of the Congress Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja. According to him, the decision was taken to enable the committee mandated to set the wage, reconvene on October 4.
The union had earlier given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to complete deliberations on the new minimum wage or face a strike action. It subsequently commenced the strike on Thursday 27th of September 2018.
During the 40th anniversary of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, the minister had said that the new minimum wage will commence before the end of September 2018.
He later backtracked, because State Governors were yet to submit their proposal on a new wage system. Ngige stated that without a proposal from the governors, there could be no agreement on a new wage structure.
President Muhammadu Buhari, had in November 2017, inaugurated the National Wage Committee led by former minister and Head of Service, Ama Pepple in order to recommend a new minimum wage.