The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, has said he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari Friday to brief him on the progress made on the negotiations for a new minimum wage.
He said the presidential committee charged with the task of working out details of the new wage package had almost completed its assignment except for the agreement on figures for the new minimum wage was yet to be reached.
While addressing journalists in his office in Abuja yesterday over the 14-day threat issued by labour unions to commence the nationwide industrial action, Ngige said he and the committee would be meeting with the president to acquaint him with what has been done so far.
He said the unions have misrepresented facts over the on-going negotiations and were trying to introduce threats.
According to Ngige, the federal government was still within the timeframe for implementation of the new minimum wage, saying the committee set up by the president had been asked to conclude deliberation on many of issues within the September deadline given to it.