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All Lies: Finance Minister Didn’t Propose N105,000 Minimum Wage – Onanuga


The purported proposal of ₦105,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, has been debunked as false.

President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, issued a terse statement on, on Thursday, to debunk the widely reported N105,000 minimum wage proposal.

He write, “The Honourable Minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the economy, Wale Edun has not proposed N105,000 minimum wage. The contrary story being disseminated is false.”

The reports that made the round claimed that Edun, in a meeting with President Bola Tinubu and Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, had tabled the proposal.

However, Onanuga’s statement casts doubt on the authenticity of the earlier claims, shedding light on the misinformation that had circulated.

The meeting between Edun, Tinubu, and Bagudu had fuelled expectations of an imminent announcement regarding the new minimum wage.

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