Fact Check: Has Nigerian Govt Agreed On N155,000 Minimum Wage With Labour Unions?

A post on X (formerly Twitter) by one Ayofe on March 26, claimed that the Federal Government has agreed on N155,000 minimum wage with the Nigeria Labour Union (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The X user said both the NLC and TUC leaders had thanked all the members involved in the negotiations during a press conference.

The Federal Government has agreed on 155k as the new national minimum wage the NLC & TUC chairmen respectively thanked all the members involved in the negotiations in a press conference and urged the Federal Government and state governments to implement the minimum wage as earlier agreed on more details shortly…,’ claimed Ayofe in the post.

As of March 28, more than 200,000 other users have viewed the post with 301 retweets. Similarly, the post has garnered 414 comments with over 1000 likes and 62 bookmarks.

This post has been generating mixed reactions from other X users with many believing the story while others expressed doubt.

The same claim is also being circulated on WhatsApp and credited to the Punch Newspaper.

VERIFICATION: Checks by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals that an accord is yet to be reached amongst the 37-man Tripartite Committee for the implementation of a new minimum wage.

The committee according to the release of the Federal Government comprised representatives of the Federal and State Governments, Employers as well as the Labour.

More so, there has not been any press statement issued by any of the parties involved in the negotiations or a news report from any credible news platform on the purported agreement.