FOLLOWING Federal Government’s agreement with the organised labour to send the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday inaugurated the Technical Committee on the smooth implementation of the N30,000 National New Minimum Wage.
The Committee, which comprises experienced economists drawn from the public and private sectors is chaired by renowned economist Bismarck Rewane.
The organised labour had on Tuesday staged a nationwide mass protest to force government to implement the new minimum wage which was presented to the president on November 7, 2018.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Committee, at the president Villa, Abuja, President Buhari said that theere was no doubt that the nation needs new minimum wage to enhance the welfare of the Nigerian workers and charged the committee to do a thorough job of it’s new assignment.
It would be recalled that the nation last reviewed its minimum wage in 2011. The Committee has a month to turn in its report.
The terms of reference include; develop and advise government on smooth implementation of the new minimum wage, Identify new revenue sources and propose work plan and modalities for implementation of the new minimum wage