Previous agreements have been reached between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Federal Government on negotiating a new minimum wage.

But the government's inaction appears to be drying up the unions' patience.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, has accused the government of foot dragging in beginning discussions aimed at improving workers welfare packages.

Speaking at a forum in Abuja he said; “The current administration is dragging its feet in constituting a tripartite committee to negotiate a new minimum wage.

“ Against the background of the harsh economic times and the impact on the working people, we cannot wait indefinitely for government to respond at its own time.

“ Though, we have been told by the administration that the panel will be constituted, we enjoin the government to urgently sort out whatever is the constraint it is facing.

“Federal Government must act on the matter before we are forced to take actions that may be unpleasant.’’

The NLC boss also accused some state governments of misplacing their priorities following their delay in payment of outstanding salaries and allowances.