JUST IN: Buhari endorses N30,000 minimum wage

By Abiola David

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday endorsed the N30, 000 minimum wage, saying he will transmit an executive bill to the National Assembly soonest.

The president disclosed this when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said he was committed to having a new national minimum wage within the shortest time.

The report was submitted to the president by the former Head of Service of the Federation, Ms Amal Pepple at the Council Chambers of the State House.

“While noting the offer of N24,000 by government, the panel recommends N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage of the country,” she said.

The retired top bureaucrat said the committee has provided a draft law of the new National Minimum Wage for the consideration of the government.

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