Buhari: Gov’t to review above-minimum wage workers

2019-01-10 20:40:06

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says that the Federal Government would review the salaries of workers currently earning above the national minimum wage.

The remark comes after the president inaugurated on Wednesday an advisory technical committee for the implementation of the proposed N30,000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

"At the federal level, we have made adequate provision for the increase in the minimum wage in our 2019 budget proposals, which we submitted to the National Assembly. Therefore, we will be able to meet the additional costs that will be incurred in moving up all personnel who are currently earning below the new minimum wage,” Buhari said.

"We anticipate that after the new minimum wage has been passed into law, we will be going into negotiations for salary review for all the workers who are already earning above the new minimum wage. It is therefore important that we are properly prepared to meet these demands," the president added.

He will further go into negotiations with opposition groups on a smooth transition of the proposed wage among all sectors.