There is no limit to how much fake new that happen in Nigeria.

If you have started jubilating about the approval of a new National Minimum Wage of 30,000 Naira, please, save yourself the stress of wasting energy.

It is not yet Uhuru.

After President Muhammadu Buhari received the report of the Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimum Wage and gave a speech on the next move of the government on the matter, reports spread that he had approved the 30,000 Naira proposed by the labour unions.

The agreement that the Committee secured to persuade the labour unions to shelve the idea of a nationwide strike was that the minimum wage would be within a range of 24,000 Naira and 30,000 Naira.

That does not translate into an approval, but a Twitter handle @ApcMovement, which was opened in August of 2018 had a statement it paraded like it came from the All Progressives Congress (APC).


"President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 30,000 Naira as the new national minimum wage. He gave his approval while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

"With the approval, a bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.

"Recall that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, United Labour Congress, ULC, and other labour unions met with the Federal Government yesterday over the minimum wage issue.

"President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba had earlier suspended the planned nationwide strike".

This may have triggered the rumour that the President approved 30,00 Naira for workers in Nigeria.

It is apparently a fake Twitter account that was created by someone who wants to cash-in on political activities and grow followership.

That rumour has now been dismissed by the presidency.

It has frowned at misinterpretation of President Buhari’s remarks when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee headed by, Amaopuoruba Pepple, on Tuesday.

A presidential source, who preferred not to be named, said the president did not endorse 30,000 Naira as proposed by committee as being reported by some sections of the media.

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He, however, stated that President Buhari had expressed his commitment to ensuring the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

"But the president’s speech at the event was immediately made available to the media and nowhere indicated that the president endorsed 30,000 Naira Minimum wage.

"It is not the duty of the president only to endorse a new national minimum wage. The process involves the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly.

"It is imperative for us to always avoid misinterpreting a written speech, the source said.

President Buhari had after he received the document said: “Our plan is to transmit the Executive bill to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

"I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future".

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