President Buhari pledges to implement new minimum wage bill

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will implement the new minimum wage bill, signed into law last month.

The 76-year-old made the remarks as part of his speech to mark the 2019 International Workers’ Day.

“We will continue to commit ourselves to the cause of improving a lot of every working Nigerian and providing for those who cannot work. In this regard, the New National Minimum Wage which I signed into Law a few days ago shall be fully implemented by my Administration,” he said.

Buhari signed into law a bill that raised the country’s minimum wage from 18,000 Naira to 30,000 Naira (Around 83 USD) on 18 April.

In his speech on Wednesday, Buhari also thanked Nigerians for supporting him through his first term in the presidency.

He won Nigeria’s February elections, earning him a second stint in office.

“Finally, I want to thank all of you for the support given to my Administration in our first tenure and solicit for greater support and cooperation to enable us to build a country where our youths would be gainfully employed, the security of work assured and the fundamental rights of our working people guaranteed,” he said on Wednesday.

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