The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, commenced dialogue with labour unions again in Abuja as time runs out on a deadline issued by labour for the payment of a new wage approved for workers by the Federal Government.

The meeting is the latest in a series of meetings with labour leader, to commence the payment of the consequential adjustment in the new minimum wage, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari since April 18th this year.

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council are participating in the latest meeting with Ngige.

On October 7th, labour leaders issued a communiqué, warning that economic activities would be shut down on October 16th, if the Federal Government failed to reconvene a meeting of the committee on consequential adjustments.

Speaking today, the Secretary-General of the Council, Alade Lawal, told a meeting of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria in Abuja that workers had started mobilising for strike.