Nigerian workers are tired of take home pay that literally are unable to take them home. 

That is why labour leaders on Sunday expressed optimism that the Federal Government would give workers a living wage not minimum wage.

Recall that President Muhammdu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage.

The committee is made up of persons from the public sector (federal and state governments) and the private sector (members of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

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Mr Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) told reporters on Sunday in Lagos that they expected their demands to be met.

“We will discuss with open mind to ensure that we achieve our aims and objectives," Wabba said, noting that the meeting with the tripartite committee would be a social dialogue and collective bargaining discussion.

According to Wabba, labour would also discuss the wage issues as it relates to the exchange "because the present exchange rate had increased from the time the labour union proposed 56,000 Naira as minimum wage.

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