The Federal Government has denied reports making the rounds that President Bola Tinubu would announce a new wage to workers on Independence Day.
Minister of Labour and Employement, Simon Lalong in a statement through the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour, Olajide Oshundun described the reports as untrue.
Pary of the statement 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 the 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