Minimum Wage: I Will Approve What Nigeria Can Afford, Says Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has said he would approve a new minimum wage that the government can afford.

He stated this on Wednesday at a dinner to mark Nigeria’s 25 years of unbroken Democracy in Abuja.

The President appreciated those who stood by him over the years and promised Nigerians that he won’t depart from the tenets of democratic governance.

“I have to celebrate with you my dear brother, Senate President, Deputy Senate President,” he said, adding that Senate President Godswill Akpabio and his deputy, Jibrin Barau would soon get an Executive Bill from him on the new minimum wage.

“The minimum wage is going to be what Nigerians can afford, what you can afford and what I can afford. Cut your coat according to your size, if you have size at all,” he said.

The President also promised to bring down the prices of food by tackling the menace of banditry that has forced many farmers away from their farms.