The Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over what it termed federal governments delay in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.
The recent meeting of the technical committee established to work on the adjustment arising from the N30,000 wage ended in a deadlock, after it failed to reach an agreement.
Representatives of government and labour refused to shift ground on the percentage adjustments on the salaries of civil servants.
While labour proposed a 30 per cent salary increase for officers on levels 7 to 14, the Federal Government wanted nine and a half per cent salary increase for them.
And for officers on levels 15 to 17, while labour proposed 25 per cent increase, the Federal Government was only ready to offer five per cent, insisting that whatever adjustment arrived at, must be in line with the one hundred and sixty eight billion naira provided for the adjustment in the 2019 budget.