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The Presidency on Wednesday reassured workers of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase the minimum wage.


Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

Enang spoke in response to alleged lack of commitment by the Federal Government to an upward review of the minimum wage, which has been N18, 000 for over eight years.

“I want to assure you that the Buhari-led administration is very honest and committed to reviewing the salaries of workers.

“If he was not, he would not have set up a committee on minimum wage headed by a retired Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. This is a sign of commitment, the Minister of Labour is part of it.

“So, it shows the level of commitment, and it is not a committee of the Federal Executive Council, it is a presidential committee set up and inaugurated by the president.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress through its President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, had on Monday accused the Federal Government of frustrating the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Wabba stated that the Congress had summoned a meeting of its organs next week to decide on the next line of action.

Enang, however, urged NLC to consider unemployed Nigerians in its demand for salary increment.

“The workers and labour should include all those who are qualified to be employed but are not yet employed.

“So, when we are talking about increase in the salaries of workers, let us also make allowance for new people to be employed.

“That is; thinking about those you and I have trained who have graduated, who out of frustration sometimes act and behave in a manner which they ought not to, and sometimes take to social media to harass the government and you.

“Sometimes, they even revolt against you in the house because they do not have what to do.

“So, when we are talking about increase in salaries, I agree to it, but I think we should also factor along creating employment for those who are yet to have.”
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  1. There should be change of power, what this administration could not start or do for four years why do u people think u can do it in the space of another four years, the only thing we read about these days on social media is what I will do,what we will do.stop telling us what u will do, tell us what is on ground evidently
    Buhari ruled this country befor so ruling again as a president is nor new to him, if he failed in 1983 and he has failed again why come again the third time. Is obvious he has nothing to offer, let him retire and concentrate on his businesses

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  2. There should be change of power, what this administration could not start or do for four years why do u people think u can do it in the space of another four years, the only thing we read about these days on social media is what I will do,what we will do.stop telling us what u will do, tell us what is on ground evidently
    Buhari ruled this country befor so ruling again as a president is nor new to him, if he failed in 1983 and he has failed again why come again the third time. Is obvious he has nothing to offer, let him retire and concentrate on his businesses

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  3. If it was easy for the government to wake up one day and increase the pump price of petrol with out any committee why is the same government taking as much as three years to deliberate on the increase of workers salary to compliment the same increase. If this government promise you any thing now you should know is just politics, they never have any intentions to deliver.

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