The Organized Labour has suspended its nationwide strike for five days to facilitate uninterrupted discussions with the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage. This decision was confirmed by a top source within the labor union, speaking to Vanguard under anonymity.

The suspension follows a crucial meeting between labor leaders and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, on Monday night. During the discussions, Akume assured that President Bola Tinubu’s administration is committed to exceeding the initially proposed N60,000 minimum wage and promised that no worker would face repercussions for participating in the strike.

To ensure swift progress, the tripartite committee is set to convene daily over the next week to finalize the new minimum wage. The next meeting with the FG Tripartite Committee is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, marking the start of intensive negotiations aimed at reaching a consensus.

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As a result of the suspension, all government and private offices are expected to resume normal operations immediately. This pause in the strike represents a pivotal step towards resolving the wage dispute and demonstrates a mutual commitment to finding a workable solution.

This development signals hope for an amicable resolution to the minimum wage issue, providing a platform for productive dialogue without further disruptions to daily activities and services across the country.