The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has made adequate provisions for implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage for workers in the country.
Speaking to news men today, Thursday in Abuja, Boss Mustapha said that the federal government is committed to the implementation.
“Look at where we took it from; from N18,000 as a minimum wage. What is before the House of Representatives is N30,000, although our recommendation is N27,000.
“Whatever comes out of it, I can tell you that this President has sufficient capital in terms of his integrity to own up whatever the Nigerian people decide.”
Boss Mustapha said that the government has made adequate arrangement in the 2019 Appropriation Bill to cater for the new wage, adding that the importance of this is to give workers across the country a reasonable wage.
According to him, President Buhari does not take the welfare of workers for granted.
“We have made adequate provision in the 2019 budget; we mean well for the good workers of Nigeria.”