Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the new N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants.
According to reports from PUNCH, President Buhari endorsed the new minimum wage while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today, 6th of November.
The report was submitted by the committee’s chairman, Amal Pepple.
A year ago, on November 27, 2017, I inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee,with a mandate to recommend a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. I am pleased that they have now completed their work,and submitted the Report. The entire nation is grateful for their service.
We recognize the validity of both sides of the debate: On the government side, the concerns around affordability, considering that even today many states struggle to meet existing salary obligations. And on the side of labour, there is the need for any increase to be meaningful.
The welfare of workers will continue to be our priority. I thank the leadership of the organized labour and private sector, and representatives of State and Federal Govts, for all their hard work. That we’re now here at this stage of the review process, is a notable achievement.