HeralNG suggests that the Federal Government of Nigeria will propose a minimum wage of N45,000 to labour leaders in a meeting scheduled to hold today.
News Punch had earlier reported that the Federal Government might slash the price to from the initial N145 tp N125
This new development by the Federal Government is believed to be an initiative towards to persuade the organised labouur to shun its plans to embark on a nationwide strike set to commence on Wednesday.
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba confirmed the scheduled meeting saying he got a text message inviting him and other labour leaders to the meeting, The Guardian reports.
The meeting, which is scheduled to hold at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment at 3.PM, will see the proposed increase by the Federal Government come with some provisos including reduction in the number of civil servants and merging ministries and agencies.
It was also revealed that ministers had been told to lead the initiative on the downsizing.
Also, the Efficiency Unit in the Federal Ministry of Finance, which responsible for coming up with cost reduction strategies is working on the template for the reduction.
The Federal Government would also be relying on the report of the Steve Oronsaiye’s panel on the rationalisation of the civil service in the streamlining process, TheHeraldNg Reports