President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerian workers over the new minimum wage, saying the Federal Government is working on it.
Buhari said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 12th National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
He was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.
According to him, “Government appeals for the continued understanding of workers in an attempt to address the pressing issue of minimum wage.”
He noted that the government inaugurated a Technical Advisory Committee recently “to develop and advise government on how to successfully actualise the objective of seamless implementation of the impending wage increase.”
Also, he noted that the Committee will “identify new revenue sources as well as areas of existing expenditure from where some savings could be made and to augment present Federal Government’s revenue framework in order to fund the wage increase.”
It will also “propose a work plan and modalities for the implementation of salary increase in a way that minimises any inflation impact and ensure that it does not lead to any job losses.’’