‘President Buhari never mentioned any figure, he only committed himself to a new minimum wage’ – Femi Adesina

 'President Buharinever mentioned any figure, he only committed himself to a new minimum wage' - Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina has issued a statement saying the Presidency is concerned over recurring reports alleging that President Buhari has reneged on earlier acceptance of the N30,000 recommended as the new National Minimum Wage by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee. According to him, ‘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.“As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report. I, therefore, would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks.”Adesina went on to say, ‘from the above, and throughout the report-submission ceremony, the President never mentioned any figure. What he committed himself to was a new minimum wage, and only after the Report of the committee has been reviewed by the executive and legislative processes of government and an appropriate bill presented to him for assent. Until the proposed minimum wage has gone through the whole gamut of law-making, President Buhari, who is a stickler for due process, will not be caught in this unnecessary web of controversy, which amounts to putting the cart before the horse and hair-splitting. As for those who have latched onto the concocted controversy to play cheap politics, we appeal to them to remember that elections are not won through loquaciousness, and trying to demean the President at every drop of a hat. But then, it is not surprising, as they have nothing else to sell to Nigerians, if they don’t ride on the name of the President. Stiff judgment awaits them at the polls’.The post ‘President Buharinever mentioned any figure, he only committed himself to a new minimum wage’ – Femi Adesina appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.


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  1. All this politician with dea palava

  2. Our government a
    Has ruined

  3. No democracy no life

  4. Ok. When will he mention figures now?

  5. Thanks for this wonderful information

  6. This man is crazy, is N30K too much as new minimum wage? What is his headache now shiioor

  7. Shut up their you rubbish talk

  8. That’s selfishness, may God deliver us from this wicked government of ours

  9. Yes they never said they will be paying 30k but are they telling us they want to pay less

  10. This issue should be resolved please I’m tired

  11. Lie lie government

  12. Let him stop running around the bush

  13. Our president say something ooo

  14. doesnt make sense at all

  15. This our leaders will never stop surprising us, when will the figure be mentioned?

  16. The figure has to be mentioned please

  17. It’s true

  18. We’re tired of all these evil men called politicians

  19. what’s going at first they said the president has agreed to the new minimum wage

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