Hope For Workers As Buhari Reflects New Minimum Wage In 2020 Budget

Hope For Workers As Buhari Reflects New Minimum Wage In 2020 Budget


Oct 8, 2019 1:00 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari has captured the new N30,000 minimum wage in the 2020 appropriation bill presented before a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon.

This comes as a sigh of relief for workers and labour unions in the country, who had threatened to go on an industrial strike over delay in the implementation of the new wage.


President Buhari stated at the budget presentation, that the increase of N620.28 billion in non-debt recurrent expenditure is a reflection of the new minimum wage.

“The non-debt recurrent expenditure includes N3.6 trillion for personnel and pension costs, an increase of N620.28 billion over 2019.

“This increase reflects the new minimum wage as well as our proposals to improve remuneration and welfare of our Police and Armed Forces.”

In a reaction, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed that the Federal Government plans to reconstitute a new committee to begin fresh negotiations for the full implementation new national minimum wage.

Senator Ngige, however, warned that the delay in agreement for the full implementation of the new minimum wage may put the Federal and State governments in a difficult position to pay because of the backlog that would arise.


43 responses to “Hope For Workers As Buhari Reflects New Minimum Wage In 2020 Budget”

  1. Avatar KOLAWOLE Samuel says:

    Done deal

  2. Buhari Muhammad Aliyu Buhari Muhammad Aliyu says:


  3. Kingsmilly OG Kingsmilly OG says:

    Weldon sir

  4. Realonebolaji Realonebolaji says:


  5. Avatar Ayomipo OGUNDELE says:

    I pray he implement it

  6. Avatar David Inyang says:

    I hope so too

  7. Avatar Ali chigozie Kingsley says:


  8. xpect xpect says:

    Interesting one

  9. Nkemdirim Favour Nkemdirim Favour says:

    Nice update

  10. Avatar Raymond P.C says:


  11. Mohammed Muktar Mohammed Muktar says:

    That is good

  12. Avatar Ademola Isreal says:


  13. Avatar Onyinye Okafor says:

    Good to hear

  14. steplord01 steplord01 says:

    we ye you

  15. Gideon Alvin Gideon Alvin says:

    Ok I see

  16. Avatar Mobola says:

    OK ooo

  17. Avatar Mide01 says:

    Thanks for the update

  18. Avatar SAMUEL DANIEL ITEGHIE says:

    thanks for info

  19. saviournico saviournico says:

    Thanks for the information

  20. Chiedu chidex Chiedu chidex says:

    Thanks for the information

  21. Chidera Samuel Chidera Samuel says:

    Thanks for the information

  22. Avatar Tega Aroro says:


  23. Confidence Faith Confidence Faith says:

    Thanks for the update

  24. Avatar thankgod johnson says:


  25. Tychen5504 Tychen5504 says:


  26. Avatar Etajuwa Godwin Ayorinde says:


  27. Avatar Stella Tamuno says:


  28. Avatar Chuezi says:

    nice one mr presdent

  29. Avatar Oliwe Emma says:

    Hope this is not promise and fail

  30. Avatar Omodara Samuel says:


  31. Avatar Chaaik says:

    You people say hope for workers, should you be deliberating on dis matter of minimum wage since when, is there any hope dat dis minimum wage will be settled in 2020. you people should cross your hands and pray.

  32. Avatar Durojaiye Oluwatobi says:


  33. Avatar Elizabeth ojediran says:


  34. Prince Emeka Prince Emeka says:


  35. Avatar Eamujo says:

    Na today

  36. Samuel Solomon Samuel Solomon says:

    Thanks so much for
    the update