President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the new national minimum is in the 2019 budget.
The president said this while presenting the 2019 appropriation bill to the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday and monitored by AceGist correspondent on NTA.
Buhari, who stated that he is committed to a new national minimum wage, added that he will soon send the bill to the national assembly.
“The minimum wage is in the 2019 budget. Let me say that I am committed to the minimum wage and will be sending the bill to the National Assembly soon.”
Buhari however, stated that step will be taken so that the implementation of a new minimum wage does not result to borrowing in funding it.
Accordingly, president Buhari said a high power technical committee will be set up to advise on ways to ensure that an implementation of the new minimum wage will not result to higher borrowing to fund the fiscal budget.
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