President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari did not endorse N30,000 as the new national minimum wage as proposed by the tripartite committee.

A presidential source, however, told NAN that Buhari had expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

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“But the president’s speech at the event was immediately made available to the media and nowhere indicated that the president endorsed N30,000 Minimum wage.

“It is not the duty of the president only to endorse a new national minimum wage. The process involves the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly.

“It is imperative for us to always avoid misinterpreting a written speech,” he said.

President Buhari had pledged that the Federal Government would soon transmit an Executive bill (on National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.