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organised labour to return to the negotiation table with the tripartite committee that has been established to fashion out a new and realistic minimum wage for the Nigerian workers.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris who stated this Monday while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said the government is desirous of a peaceful outcome from the negotiation.

“As Government, we are desirous of a peaceful outcome, and we will do everything to make this happen. Yesterday, the leadership of the National Assembly met with the Unions. Today, we have offered another invitation to the Unions, to meet with us and continue our discussions.

“We will continue to engage, and continue to make ourselves very available in the context of these negotiations on behalf of the Nigerian people

“Let me make it clear that we are not opponents on this negotiating table. We are united by the fact that we want the best for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and for all 200 million citizens of the country.

“We have a responsibility to strike a measured and realistic balance, in this effort to arrive at a new minimum wage for Nigerians,” he said.

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