President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of a thirty-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage in the country.
It was gathered that the Committee will be inaugurated on Monday 27th November, 2017 at the Council Chambers, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sate House, Abuja.
The committee is made up of persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector made up of the largest private employer group, the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).
The committee is chaired by Ama Pepple. Other members are; Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige (Deputy Chairman), Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule (Member/Secretary).
Others are; Minister, Budget and Planning Udo Udo Udoma, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
Mrs Winifred E. Oyo – Ita and Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Dr. Roy Ug
Representing the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) are; Governors Rauf Aregbesola (Osun, South West), Rochas Okorocha (Imo, South East) Hassan Dankwambo (Gombe, North East) Nyesom Wike (Rivers, South South), Simon Lalong (Plateau, North Central) Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi, North West) and A. B. Okauru, Esq., DG, NGF as observer.
Representatives of trade unions are Ayuba Wabba, President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peters Adeyemi, Kiri Mohammed, Amechi Asugwuni, Peter Ozo-Eson, Bobboi Bala Kaigama President, Trade Union Congress, Sunday Olusoji Salako, Alade Bashir Lawa and Igwe Achese President, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).
On the employers’ side are; Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Timothy Olawale, Chuma Nwankwo, Mrs Olubunmi Adekoje, Director General, Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI), Alhaji Ahmed Ladan Gobir, Chairman, Kaduna East Branch, Manufacturers’ Association (MAN), Francis Oluwagbenro, Hajia Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kano Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Prince Degun Agboade, President, Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).