President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee. He said this while receiving the report of t
President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee. He said this while receiving the report of the tripartite committee on the review of the minimum wage, at the presidential villa in Abuja. Earlier, Amma Pepple, chairman of the committee, submitted a report on the agreement with labour to Buhari.
Buhari said he was committed to having a new national minimum wage within the shortest time. He said the necessary machinery will put in place to transmit an executive bill to the national assembly on the minimum wage.
“We will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report. I therefore would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks,” Buhari said.
The organised labour had threatened to commence nationwide strike on Tuesday if the government did not agree on N30,000. The federal government had initially proposed N24,000, while state government offered to pay N22,500 to workers but labour rejected the proposals, insisting on N30,000. Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), had told reporters on Monday that the decision to suspend the industrial action was taken after agreements were reached.