Buhari reinstates commitment over national minimum wage

By Saminu Sani

President Muhammadu Buhari says that contrary to fears in some quarters, his administration is committed to a review of the National minimum wage.

The President who said this before inaugurating the technical advisory committee on the implementation of an increase in the national minimum wage on Wednesday at the Aso Rock Villa, noted that the last time workers salary was reviewed was in 2011.

To this end, the federal government has made adequate provision in the 2018 budget appropriation to the national assembly for a new minimum wage.

While noting that the trapatite committee set up in November 2017 to consider a national minimum wage and make recommendation to government was done in good faith, noted that there will be a salary review for those who are already earning above the new minimum wage.

The 24-man committee has Bismarck Rewane as chairman while Ben Akabueze will serve as secretary.

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