Buhari Okays N30,000 As Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage
President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.
The president gave his endorsement on Tuesday while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Chairperson of the committee and former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, had earlier submitted a report on the agreement with labour to Buhari.
N30,000 was adopted at a meeting between top government officials and labour leaders on Monday.
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.
“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.
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