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Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by ijustdey: 7:17pm On Jun 12
The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, on Wednesday, reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to reviewing and agreeing to a realistic and sustainable minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

He also urged organised labour to propose or agree to a realistic minimum wage that won’t lead to massive job losses across the country.

Speaking at the opening of the 2024 Synod of the Charismatic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said accepting unrealistic wages would undermine the economy.

He said, As I have repeatedly said, the Federal Government is not opposed to the increase of wages for Nigerian Workers but we keep on advocating for a realistic and sustainable wage system for the workers – a wage system that will not undermine the economy, lead to mass retrenchment of workers and jeopardise the welfare of about 200 million Nigerians.

“We want the labour unions to understand that the relief that Nigerians are expecting, and that they fully deserve, will not come only in the form of an increase in wages. It will also come as efforts to reduce the cost of living and to ensure that more money stays in the pockets of Nigerians. ”

The minister also called on religious leaders to assist in raising public awareness about government initiatives and efforts.

Idris emphasised the crucial role of the clergy in disseminating information about available opportunities and the government’s ongoing efforts.

“As a government, we need your support, your advice, and your feedback,” Idris stated. “Very importantly, we need you to be aware of the efforts being made and the challenges being faced so that you can help us communicate these to your congregations and the general public,” he said.

The minister highlighted the influential platforms of religious leaders, noting their potential to enlighten Nigerians on their rights, responsibilities, and the economic opportunities provided by the policies under President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

The agenda aims to promote economic rebirth, strengthen national security, boost agriculture and food security, and transform infrastructure and transportation.

“Information and awareness are critical, and this is where our religious leaders come in. You have very influential platforms that can enlighten Nigerians on their rights, responsibilities, and the abundance of economic opportunities being thrown up by the policies and programmes being implemented under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu,” he noted.

He acknowledged the significant role of spiritual leaders in fostering peace, unity, and hope within Nigerian communities.

He extended commendations to the Charismatic Bishops Conference and the Christian Association of Nigeria for their contributions to harmony and peaceful coexistence.

“The President has always recognised the profound impact of religious leaders on the unity, peace, and prosperity of our country. He deeply values the partnership between the government and the religious community in building a nation that thrives on mutual respect, understanding, and shared values.

“Let me extend our heartfelt commendation to the Charismatic Bishops Conference and by extension the Christian Association of Nigeria, for your instrumental role in promoting harmony and peaceful co-existence in our country.

“Indeed, the Church, throughout our nation’s history, has been a steadfast partner to the government in championing social causes and the provision of essential social services such as hospitals and schools, as well as the inculcation of values in our citizens,” he said.

Reflecting on Nigeria’s current challenges, Idris praised Tinubu’s leadership in implementing crucial reforms to steer the country towards growth and sustainable development.

He reiterated the importance of the Church’s partnership with the government in championing social causes and providing essential services such as hospitals and schools.

Idris said it was important for religious leaders to support the government’s vision for Nigeria’s renaissance and to pray for guidance as the nation works towards a prosperous future.

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Macphenson: 7:25pm On Jun 12
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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by adeoyekay(m): 7:27pm On Jun 12
ijustdey:
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Nlfpmod
Hmmm, it is getting interested. Lastly, Federal Government go win

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by NwaNimo1(m): 7:27pm On Jun 12
Sounds like a threat?

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by PheelzAlmighty: 7:28pm On Jun 12
Madness

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by ZUKKYY(m): 7:28pm On Jun 12
FG is now threatening' E don be grin

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Lanre1st(m): 7:28pm On Jun 12
See threatening

Political officers enjoy exponential increment without losing their job/post, why should workers get sacked for aiming for better life

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by GboyegaD(m): 7:29pm On Jun 12
Bunch of clowns (both Federal Government and Labor).

The Federal Government hires less than 30% of the entire work force and I am sure States might suffer the impact of a very high minimum wage more; however, the highest chunk of workers are in the private sector and the minimum wage unfortunately in Nigeria does not translate to this sector. This is because the government does not enforce the minimum wage efficiently due to their inefficiencies and the difficult business environment in Nigeria for the private sector.

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Rickyzagy: 7:29pm On Jun 12
There's no money anywhere in nigeria.


The only source of income is oil . Nothing more.

The only way to generate money is building companies and making already made ones functioning. But why can't them function?

Why can't ph refinery work?
Why can't ajokuta steel work
Why can't textile industry work.
Why can't indigenous people doing bunkers be supported with good equipment and be put under product control?


The answer is . NIGERIA IS A BUSINESS FEILD OF BRITISH.

YOUR REFINERY CANT WORK BECAUSE BRITISH WILL STOP SELLING REFINED PRODUCT TO YOU.

EVEN IF PETER OBI BECOMES PRESIDENT. IT WONT STILL CHANGE ANYTHING.

NIGERIAN ARE STILL SLAVE

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by bigdammyj: 7:29pm On Jun 12
Noted.
Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by MaziObinnaokija: 7:30pm On Jun 12
cool CORRECT and CONFAM

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by aremed(m): 7:30pm On Jun 12
Finally, these people senses is going

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by kingzjay(m): 7:30pm On Jun 12
And in the same country, it is fair enough for a senator to go back home with 29+million every month just for saying hi and nah at least 3 or less times a month.....



Ridiculous indeed!!!

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by meum: 7:30pm On Jun 12
When I said if I were the NLC chairman nothing would have made me call off the strike for negotiations people attacked me. Negotiations would have been on while the strike continues. E bad as E bad I for negotiate collect at least 150k minimum wage.

Now they are paying the ‘above/more than 60k’ they promised na. Is 62 not greater than 60?

Labour over to you. Legislators are going on recess

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by CrownedPhoenix: 7:30pm On Jun 12
Today I found myself wishing the economy can go back to pre-2015 undecided

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by 100millionGoal: 7:30pm On Jun 12
Tinubu disgraced the whole Nigerians today internationaly and locally.


I'm ashamed 😭

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by PheelzAlmighty: 7:30pm On Jun 12
Nigeria is a crime scene..

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Judolisco(m): 7:30pm On Jun 12
To solve dis issue bring back fuel subsidy.... Dis thing no hard na

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by ILoveNG: 7:30pm On Jun 12
My sympathy is with those working in the private sector. Which is way crazier than the public sector.

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Marcus2(m): 7:30pm On Jun 12
Ikpu nne gi

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by iswallker(m): 7:30pm On Jun 12
Retards...

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by StraightGaay: 7:31pm On Jun 12
Pls let's accept the 63k, b4 we know it 8years don pass and thing will go back to normal

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Ekenev2(m): 7:31pm On Jun 12
But increasing the salaries of lawmakers and judges won't cause job losses

Using 20 billion to renovate the VP residence won't cause harm to the economy

Using 90 billion to subsidise the Hajj prigrim won't affect the economy.

Governors have seen increased budgetary allocation to states but yet many of them are complaining about paying N30,000 minimum wage.

Our Governments are so insensitive to the plight if the workers.

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Barrylord4040: 7:31pm On Jun 12
There Is A Lot Of Hunger In South-East - Cubana Chief Priest

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Mandate1: 7:31pm On Jun 12
These people are funny. But govt can set fuel price above peoples' means of sustainance?

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by StraightGaay: 7:31pm On Jun 12
Marcus2:
Ikpu nne gi
Otu gi

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Bebigiby1: 7:31pm On Jun 12
This is a threat by the government to NLC and workers…. In my opinion it is an indirect statement revealing Tinubu plans to conduct mass retrenchment of workers to protect the looting formula between him, his political cronies and the legislooters at the National Assembly…. NLC and TUC leadership made a huge mistake by calling off the strike prematurely without achieving any solid results…. Tinubu will now foot drag presenting a new minimum wage figure to frustrate labor unions efforts at getting a realistic minimum wage passed…. Even N250,000 proposed is still not enough based on current economic realities….. I hope labour union leaders have a plan B on how to proceed now that strike has been called off….
You can not negotiate with a deceitful government headed by a dubious character like Tinubu….

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by ForValour: 7:32pm On Jun 12
Labour should declare strike ASAP

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by casualobserver: 7:33pm On Jun 12
adeoyekay:
Hmmm, it is getting interested. Lastly, Federal Government go win

You cannot pay a worker from nothing. If your income cannot pay workers, it cannot pay. If it didn’t dey it didn’t dey!

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Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by Villa12(m): 7:33pm On Jun 12
The political office holders should also be place on minimum wage. Very simple. How can a senator earning 35-40m couple with stolen money meant for their constituents

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