Meeting Between FG And Labour Over New Minimum Wage Drags Into Night.

The meeting of the National Minimum Wage Committee which began at about 11:30am has dragged into the night as journalists wait anxiously to see the end.

It is expected that all parties in the committee will reach an amicable settlement to avert a nationwide strike following the demand by labour union for a minimum wage increase from N18,000 naira to N30,000 naira.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is expected to receive the final report of the tripartite committee on behalf of the Federal government for submission to President Muhammadu Buhari who in turn will transmit same to the National Assembly for legislative inputs.

The Parliament will then commence legislative work, leading to a public hearing where members of the public will make contributions.

This is coming just hours after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite nationwide industrial action over what it described as poor funding.

Followed a meeting of leaders of the union on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital, ASUU National President, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, had said that the union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities.

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