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Buhari Receives Report on Minimum Wage, Promises Prompt Implementation

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, March 25, received the final report of the Technical Advisory Committee on Implementation of the National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers.

Chairman of the Committee, Bismarck Rewane presented the report to the president at the presidential villa in Abuja.

It would be recalled that the House of Representatives had on January 29 approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in the public and private sectors.

Similarly, the Senate on Tuesday, March 19, equally approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.

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Receiving the report, President Buhari pledged to work promptly on the report.

“We will review this report expeditiously.” Mr. Buhari said.

The president thanked the committee for the alacrity and commitment displayed throughout the process of getting the report ready.  

“I am very pleased that the Committee took on this important national assignment with all seriousness.

“Let me thank the chairman, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, and all the Committee members most sincerely for your patriotism, hard work, commitment and sacrifices. I understand that you have worked tirelessly to ensure that you deliver the report before we receive the Minimum Wage Bill from the National Assembly.” the president stated.

The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president appends his assent to it.  

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