President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday accepted N30,000 as the new national minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage.
He made this known while receiving the report of the committee led by the chairman of the committee and a former Head of Service of the Federation, Ama Pepple, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The committee which recommended N30,000 as the new national minimum wage also submitted a draft bill that will be sent to the National Assembly.
Buhari has also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.
He thanked the members of the committee for their efforts and promised to send an executive bill to the National Assembly for approval.
The President, however, warned workers in the country against allowing themselves to be used as a bulwark.
JUST IN: President Muhammadu Buhari receives a report by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage, led by Ms. Amaopuoruba Amal I. Pepple at the State House, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/HRNk70aP76
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