The presidency has denied media stories that President Buhari has endorsed the N30, 000 minimal wage proposed by the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC. Experiences had been rife on-line final night time that President Buhari after receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Overview of Nationwide Minimal Wage from the committee’s chairman, Ama Pepple, endorsed the brand new minimal wage.
In accordance with Vanguard, a supply within the presidency who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned there was no time on the assembly when President Buhari endorsed the brand new minimal wage. The supply added that President Buhari solely expressed his dedication to making sure the implementation of a brand new Nationwide Minimal Wage.
“The president’s speech on the occasion was instantly made accessible to the media and nowhere indicated that the president endorsed N30,000 Minimal wage. It’s not the obligation of the president solely to endorse a brand new nationwide minimal wage. The method entails the Federal Govt Council (FEC), the Nationwide Financial Council (NEC) and the Nationwide Meeting. It’s crucial for us to all the time keep away from misinterpreting a written speech,’’ he mentioned