The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Festus Osifo, has hinted Nigerians on the plans by President Bola Tinubu to announce the new minimum wage for workers.
The union leader provided insights regarding the discussions held with the federal government concerning the removal of the fuel subsidy.
The Union on Tuesday, met with the federal government to discus the implications and concerns surrounding the subsidy removal.
While briefing the media about the outcome of the meeting, Comrade Osifo mentioned a conversation the Minister of Labour had with Tinubu and the Finance Minister regarding a wage award.
According to him, “The Minister of Labour informed us that he discussed the minimum wage award issue with President Tinubu and the Finance Minister. However, the President advised them to further refine the details before making a public announcement.
“The Minister assured us that all related matters would be sorted out soon. However, due to the President’s travel commitments, he requested an additional two-week window. We, on our part, expressed our inability to wait for an extended period. After much deliberation, it was agreed that the President would make the necessary announcements next week.”