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FG to Labour: We will resume payment of N35,000 wage awards to workers 

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The federal government has assured organized labour that it will resume the payment of N35,000 wage awards to public workers this week. 

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Nkeiruka Onyejeocha affirmed the government’s commitment during a meeting with Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress representatives in Abuja on Tuesday. 

Earlier, the NLC and TUC accused the government of not fulfilling the 16-point agreement reached on October 2, 2023, and issued a 14-day ultimatum on February 8, now in its sixth day. 

Meanwhile, Onyejeocha urged labour to revoke their 14-day ultimatum, citing increased government efforts to finalize agreement implementation. 

In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, the minister said the meeting is to brief the Labour centres on the progress of the implementation of the agreement and to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the agreement. 

On their part, the President, of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, and Deputy President of TUC, Tommy Okon resolved to stand by their ultimatum, enjoining Government to speedily implement the agreement reached for the interest of Nigerians.  

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