Following the presentation of its report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the Tripartite Committee set up to propose a new minimum wage for the country has recommended the sum of N30,000 as the minimum wage.
Ama Pepple, Chairman of the committee after submitting its report to the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, said: “While noting the offer of N24,000 by government, the panel recommends N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage of the country.”
She added that the committee has provided a draft law of the new National Minimum Wage for the consideration of the government.
Commenting on the development, President Buhari said he was committed to having a new national minimum wage within the shortest time, stressing that necessary machinery will be put in place to transmit an executive bill to the National Assembly on the new national minimum wage.
The President also advised workers not to allow themselves to be used as “political weapons.”
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is a Political Journalist, Analyst and Social Change Advocate with major interest in Nigerian Politics, Governance and Sports.