Presidency: Buhari Will Not Be Caught in Unnecessary Web of Controversy

The presidency on Thursday chided those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended as the new National Minimum Wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee, saying that the President has never mentioned any figure since he received the report.

The Presidency also said that the controversy over the minimum wage was unnecessary as the President being a stickler of due process, would allow the report to pass through the gamut of lawmaking.

A statement by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abauja said, "These reports are contrary to what transpired on Tuesday when the committee presented its Report to the President.

"Responding, President Buhari, while acknowledging the concerns raised by government on affordability and labour's focus on meaningful increase, stated clearly in a speech, which was made available to the media:
"In a way, both arguments are valid. I want to assure you all that we will immediately put in place the necessary machinery that will close out these open areas.

"Our plan is to transmit an Executive Bill to the National Assembly for passage within the shortest possible time.
I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.
Presidency: Buhari Will Not Be Caught in Unnecessary Web of Controversy Presidency: Buhari Will Not Be Caught in Unnecessary Web of Controversy Reviewed by SISI JOKE on November 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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