January 9, 2019 / 11:21 AM / 3 months ago

Nigeria's President Buhari says he will raise minimum wage, but not how much

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari speaks a launch campaign for his re-election, in Uyo, Nigeria December 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tife Owolabi

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement on Wednesday that he will increase the minimum wage, but not by how much.

Buhari’s sign-off is required to raise the minimum wage, disagreements over which saw labor unions striking across Nigeria in September.

A committee set up by the government and unions has recommended a minimum wage of 30,000 naira ($98) a month to the president, which Buhari said on Wednesday would be reviewed by a technical committee.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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