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Friday, March 1, 2019
N30,000 minimum wage: Buhari govt gives update on implementation
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has disclosed that the Federal Government has made provisions for implementation of the N30,000 New Minimum Wage.
He stated this while addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, adding that the government was committed to the implementation.
He said, “Look at where we took it from; from N18,000 as a minimum wage.
“What is before the House of Representatives is N30,000, although our recommendation is N27,000.
“Whatever comes out of it, I can tell you that this President has sufficient capital in terms of his integrity to own up whatever the Nigerian people decide.”
Mustapha further explained that the government has made adequate arrangement in the 2019 Appropriation Bill, to cater for the new wage.
The SGF said that the importance of this was to give workers across the country a reasonable wage.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari does not take the welfare of workers for granted.
He added, “We have made adequate provision in the 2019 budget; we mean well for the good workers of Nigeria.”
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