- President Buhari has inaugurated a new committee on the implementation of the national minimum wage
- The president said the committee’s duty is to come with the best method to fund the additional cost that will arise from the new minimum wage
- The committee has a month to complete and submit its report
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 9, inaugurated technical advisory committee on the implementation of the national minimum wage.
President Buhari, at the inauguration which took place at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja, appointed Bismarck Rewane, by an economist and financial expert, as head of the newly inaugurated technical advisory, Vanguard reports.
The president said that after the new minimum wage has been passed into law, government will go into negotiations for salary review for all the workers who are already earning above the new minimum wage.
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He explained that the technical committee was set up to come up with the best method to fund the additional cost that will arise from the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Full list of the committee
- Bismarck Rewane, chairman
- Dr Babatunde Fowler, former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service
- Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru
- Dr Ayo Teriba
- Prof. Akpan Ekpo
- Ben Akabueze (Director General of Budget Office), secretary of the committee
- Representative of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)
- Richard Egbule, Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission,
- Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office of the Head of Service of the Federation
- Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary General Service Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation
- Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance
- Olajide Odewale, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Budget and National Planning
- Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Labour
- Dayo Apata, Solicitor General Of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
- Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, office of the Vice President
- Dr Joseph Nnanna, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
- Ahmed Idris, Economic Policy Accountant General of the Federation
- Ms Patience Oniaga, Director General Debt Management Officer
- Dr Folarin Gbadebo-Smith, Director General National Institute of Social and Economic Research
- Dr Yemi Kale, Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics,
- Aisha Hamad,
- Mamman Garba
- Tunde Lawal
The president enumerated terms of reference for the committee which include; to develop, and advise government on how to successfully bring about a smooth implementation of impending wage, increases and identify new revenue sources, as well as areas of existing expenditure from where some savings could be made in order to fund the wage increases without adversely impacting the nation’s development goals as set out in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
Others are to “propose a work plan and modalities for the implementation of the salary increases, any other suggestions that will assist in the implementation of this, and future wage increases."
The committee has a month to complete and submit its report.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari disclosed that the salaries of government workers who earn above the minimum wage would be reviewed after the bill on new minimum wage is passed into law.
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