Labour leaders have expressed optimism that the Federal Government would give workers a living wage.
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 labour leaders, who are members of the Committee spoke in Lagos ahead of its inauguration scheduled for Monday in Abuja.
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)
Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said “our expectation is that the demand of labour will be met.
“We will discuss with open mind to ensure that we achieve our aims and objectives,” Wabba said.