The Ministry of Labour has refuted claims that President Bola Tinubu is set to announce a wage award to workers on Independence Day, stating,
This denial was conveyed through a statement released by Mr. Olajide Oshundun, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour, in Abuja on Wednesday.
He urged the public to disregard 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.”
Furthermore, the statement emphasizes that the Director of Information at the Ministry does not speak for the President, and he was not involved in writing the President’s speech, which would warrant him making any categorical statement on its content.
In conclusion, he advised the newspaper in question to retract the story and maintain professionalism in its reporting to prevent misleading the public.