Minimum wage: Buhari makes new promise to Nigerian workers

Minimum wage: Buhari makes new promise to Nigerian workers

- President Buhari has promised that he would soon implement the new minimum wage

- Mixed reactions have continued to greet the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage by the federal government

- Buhari, however, assured that his government would leave no stone unturned to ensure the workers enjoy good life

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to the implementation of the new minimum wage for Nigerian civil servants. reports that the president made the statement on Thursday, September 12, when the leaders of Trade Union Congress (TUC) paid him a courtesy visit at the State House, Abuja.

He told the labour leaders that his administration was ready and remained committed to paying the new minimum wage in order to make life bearable for the workers.

Recall that months after the president signed the minimum wage bill into law, the federal government is yet to fully implement it across all categories of workers.

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The president said: "During our first term, we secured the nation’s territorial integrity and continue to protect the lives and properties of our citizens. We introduced various economic stimulus packages that support businesses and traders at all levels, promoted backward integration programmes especially in the agricultural sector to enhance our food security while creating jobs.

"We embarked on the most ambitious infrastructure development and rehabilitation projects this country has seen in decades. We also introduced the largest Social Investment Program in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Nigerians were assured by President Buhari that the federal government would not inflict additional hardship on the citizens.

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It was reported that the president disclosed this on Thursday, September 12, in Abuja, when the new executive of Trade Union Congress led by its president, Quadri Olaleye, visited him at the State House.

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