False and misleading- Ministry of Labour debunks rumor President Tinubu plans to announce new minimum wage on Oct 1



The Ministry of Labour has described as false and misleading reports claiming President Bola Tinubu would announce a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers on Independence Day October 1.

A statement released by Olajide Oshundun, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour on Wednesday, September 28, reads

“The attention of the Ministry of Labour and Employment has been drawn to reports circulating online claiming that the President will announce wage awards and palliatives to workers during his October 1st Independence Day speech.

The report which is said to have emanated from a purported interview with the Director of Information in the ministry claimed that a last-minute meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday between Federal Government and Labour to avert the proposed strike.

We wish to categorically state that the report is false and misleading as at no time did the Director of Information make such disclosure”he said

He urged members of the public to ignore the report as it is a total fabrication of an interview by the reporter to suit the narrative of the interests best-known to the newspaper. He added that, for the benefit of doubt, it is important to stress that the Director of Information at the ministry does not speak for the President

The director said that he was also not involved in writing the speech for the President to warrant him making any categorical statement on its content.

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