The Ministry of Labour has refuted a report suggesting that President Tinubu would unveil new wage rates for workers during his Independence Day speech on October 1, labeling it as inaccurate and misleading.
The Director of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour issued this statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
He stated, “The Ministry of Labour and Employment has been made aware of online reports claiming that the President will use his October 1 Independence Day address to announce wage adjustments and relief measures for workers.
The report also alleged a last-minute meeting between the Federal Government and Labour to avert a proposed strike.”
He emphasized that the report is entirely false and misrepresents the facts, as the Director of Information at the Ministry never made such statements. The Director urged the public to disregard this report, emphasizing that it was fabricated to serve certain undisclosed interests.
Furthermore, it was clarified that the Director of Information at the Ministry of Labour is not authorized to speak on behalf of the President or contribute to the content of his speeches. Any future meetings between the Minister and Labour will be officially announced through established channels.
The Ministry encouraged the newspaper responsible for the story to retract it and maintain journalistic integrity to prevent public misinterpretation.