Buhari Breaks Silence On Controversial N30,000 Minimum Wage Endorsement

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Buhari Breaks Silence On Controversial N30,000 Minimum Wage Endorsement

The Presidency has disclosed that there is no need for the controversy doing the round on the internet about the remarks made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed new minimum wage.

“Buhari Didn’t Endorse N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage”

Speaking on behalf of the president, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement issued on Thursday, said what the President said while receiving the report of the tripartite committee on minimum wage was very clear.

VON Nigeria quoted him as saying: “The Presidency is concerned over recurring reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30, 000 recommended as the new National Minimum Wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee.

“These reports are contrary to what transpired on Tuesday when the committee presented its Report to the President. Responding, President Buhari, while acknowledging the concerns raised by government on affordability and Labour’s focus on meaningful increase, stated clearly in a speech, which was made available to the media:

“In a way, both arguments are valid. I want to assure you all that we will immediately put in place the necessary machinery that will close out these open areas…Our plan is to transmit an Executive Bill to the National Assembly for passage within the shortest possible time. I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.

“As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, 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.”

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Bear in mind that the president yesterday used his personal Twitter account to also speak on this:

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