New Minimum Wage: Tinubu’s Govt Told To Pay N150,000 To Workers, Details Surface

FCT, Abuja – Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, the lawmaker representing Nasarawa West zone, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to approve at least N150,000 as the new minimum wage.

As reported by Vanguard newspaper on Thursday, June 20, Wadada made the call in an interview with newsmen in Keffi local government area (LGA) of Nasarawa state late Tuesday, June 18.

New minimum wage: Wadada advocates N150K

The Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP) chieftain noted that the current realities of the Nigerian economy informed his stance.

His words:

“I have expressed my opinion in the past on the issue and I am going to reiterate it here.

“For me as a person, the minimum a worker should earn is N150,000, looking at the realities of today.”

Furthermore, Senator Wadada disclosed that he and other lawmakers were willing to make sacrifices in terms of reduction of their remunerations and allowances just to ensure Nigerian workers earned decent monthly salaries.

He added:

“At worst, it should be higher than what the government is currently offering.”

Naturenex reports that Nigerian workers, under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), urged the federal government and national assembly to meet their demand on the proposed minimum wage.

It is yet to be seen if the government and labour will come to an agreement soon.


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