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Buhari accepts N30,000 national minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the new national minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Presentation of Report by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage in State House on 6th Nov 2018. Photo: Bayo Omoboriowo

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Presentation of Report by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage in State House on 6th Nov 2018. Photo: Bayo Omoboriowo


The President gave the approval on Tuesday shortly after the report of the committee was presented to him.

While promising to forward new minimum wage bill to National Assembly for action, he urged Nigerian workers against being used as political weapons.

The panel, chaired by former Head of Service, Ama Pepple, recommended N30,000 as the country’s new national minimum wage.

Submitting the report, Ms Pepple said, “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 committee has also provided a draft law of the new Minimum Wage for the consideration of the government.

Mr Buhari, while responding, said he remained committed to having a new national minimum wage within the shortest time.

He said all necessary effort would be put in place to transmit an executive bill to the National Assembly on the new wage limit.

He urged workers not to allow themselves to be used as “political weapons”.

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