President Buhari speaks with minister of information Lai Mohammed (file photo credit: State House)

The N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government remains a recommendation, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday.

Mohammed was reacting to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had endorsed the recommended wage, which he said was still being considered by the President.

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Chairman of the committee Amal Pepple said on Tuesday that the committee recommended that the national minimum wage be increased from N18,000 monthly to N30,000.

But the minister said Buhari would only take a decision and make his view known after considering the report.

“I think it (N30,000) was a recommendation. Mr. President will consider it and will make his views known in due course,” the minister said after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.