The Federal Government has increased its proposed minimum wage to N60,000 from the initial N57,000 during a tripartite committee meeting on minimum wage in Abuja on Tuesday.

In response, organised labour, represented by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), adjusted its demand downwards by N3,000 to N494,000. However, the government’s new offer was not acceptable to labour leaders.

A union member, speaking before the meeting, emphasized that organised labour would only consider lowering their demand if the government presented a more reasonable proposal.

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“This is simply a case of if they go higher, we will go lower. They need to propose something reasonable for us to propose something lower too. There is no two-way about it,” the labour leader stated.

Further details will be provided as the situation develops.