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Minimum Wage: S’West Public Hearing to be Chaired By Minister of Finance

The Federal Government of Nigeria is organizing six zonal public hearings across the country for the review of the National Minimum Wage.

These hearings are scheduled to take place in the 6 geo- political zones in the country as follows: North-East (Yola), North-West (Kano), North-Central (Abuja), South-South (Uyo), South-East (Enugu), and South-West (Lagos).

The South-West Zonal Public Hearing, chaired by the Honourable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Wale Edun, will be held at the LTV Blue Roof Arena, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi Ikeja, Lagos, on 7th March 2024.j

The session aims to gather insights and recommendations to inform a fair and sustainable minimum wage policy, reflecting the engagement and contributions from various stakeholders in the region.

Other distinguished members of the panel who will be joining Mr. Edun, include Governor Adeleke Ademola of Osun State, representing state government interests; Omo-Lamai Grace from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Muhammed Nura from the Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, voicing employers’ perspectives; and from the organised labour, Adeyanju Adewale (NLC) and Shuaibu Afusatu (TUC), alongside Honourable Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Onyejeocha Nkeiruka.

This event marks a pivotal step in ensuring a fair, sustainable national minimum wage, reflective of our economic realities and aspirations. Stakeholders are invited to contribute to shaping a policy that balances the well-being of workers with the economic health of the nation.

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