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Minimum Wage: Tinubu Gives Finance Minister Wednesday To Submit Framework

Wale Edun

President Bola Tinubu has directed Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, to present a template for a new minimum wage.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said this in Abuja on Tuesday after a Federal Government delegation on the new minimum wage met with the President.

“The President has directed the Minister of Finance to do the numbers and get back to him between today and tomorrow so that we can have some figures ready for negotiations with Labour.

“Mr President is determined to go with what the committee has set. He is also looking at the welfare of Nigerians,” he said.

Idris said the government is not an opponent of labour or wage increase.

The FG delegation includes Idris; Edun; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; Labour Minister Nkiruka Onyejeocha; Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu; Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari.

SOURCE: Opera News

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