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Labour Ministry says report on Independence Day wage award by Tinubu untrue



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The Ministry of Labour says the report that President Bola Tinubu would announce a wage award to workers on Independence Day is untrue.

The reports were debunked via a statement issued Mr Olajide Oshundun, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour.

“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.

“We wish to categorically state that the report is false and misleading as at no time did the Director of Information make such disclosure,” Olajide noted.

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.

“If and when the Minister schedules a meeting with Labour, the public will be adequately notified through verified channels.

“The said newspaper is advised to retract the story and maintain professionalism in its reportage to avoid misleading the public,” Olajide added.