VP Osinbajo begs labour leaders on Minimum Wage

Vice President Yemi Osinabjo is asking the leadership of the Trade Union Congress to give his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, the benefit of the doubt regarding the ongoing negotiation of the new minimum wage.

Osinbajo said Buhari‘s administration would resolve labour’s request for a salary increase to other levels of workers in a transparent and honest manner.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday said the vice-president passed the message at a meeting with the TUC leadership.

Osinbajo said, “Your coming today indicates your willingness to work with the government; you should consider the president as someone committed to the welfare of workers.

“One of the first things he did when we came in was to give states a series of bailouts to help repay backlog of salaries in several States.”

He added, “Let us give ourselves room to negotiate properly; the president wants an honest, open process, we will be transparent and honest about it. labour leaders should give us the benefit of the

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