NLC strike: Federal Government denies agreeing N30,000 minimum wage
Federal Government has denied claims of agreeing to the Nigeria Labour Congress’ demand of N30,000 minimum wage.
According to Punchng.com, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed spoke with State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, said President Muhammadu Buhari would still study the report presented to him on Tuesday by the Chairman of the committee, Amal Pepple, before taking a decision on it.
Pepple had while presenting the report on Tuesday disclosed that the committee recommended that the national minimum wage be increased from N18,000 monthly to N30,000.
She also said her committee drafted a bill that the Federal Government would send to the National Assembly to effect the change.
A section of the media had reported that Buhari accepted the report and endorsed the recommendation of N30,000 as the new minimum wage.
Mohammed, however, said Buhari would only take a decision and make his view known after considering the report.
“I think it (N30,000) was a recommendation. Mr President will consider it and will make his views known in due course,” the minister said.
When pressed further, Mohammed said, “I said a recommendation was submitted. Mr President will get back to the committee after he has studied the recommendation.”