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The federal government has said it is confident labour unions will not embark on strike.

This position was stated by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while speaking with State House correspondents Friday afternoon.

Labour unions on Thursday had given the federal government till December 31 to send the tripartite committee report on N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly.

The three labour groups, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) took the decision after a joint meeting in Lagos.

They gave the ultimatum following President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that a “high powered technical committee” would be set up to devise ways to ensure that implementation of a new wage does not lead to an increase in the level of borrowing.

Mr Buhari spoke at the presentation of 2019 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday.

The labour leaders said issues on payment of minimum wage was a law that was universal, citing other African countries like, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa which had increased their minimum wage this year.

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