Presidency yet to endorse the new national minimum wage

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National Labour Congress

The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to endorse any figure as the new national minimum wage.

It said the reports that Buhari reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee were therefore not correct.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the clarification in a statement made available to journalists.

He said what Buhari committed himself to was a new minimum wage only after the report of the committee has been reviewed by the executive and legislative processes of government and an appropriate bill presented to him for assent.

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