Tinubu’s Govt Told to Pay N75,000 as New Minimum Wage, Details Emerge

Reno Omokri, a socio-political analyst and writer, has said Nigeria is not rich and cannot afford to pay any amount as a minimum wage requested by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). In a tweet on his verified handle on Wednesday night, June 12, Omokri asserted that the Bola Tinubu government should pay N75,000 as a minimum wage and allow the states to pay what they can afford, rather than enforcing a minimum wage that they cannot afford on them....Read The Full Story Here ▶

Minimum wage: Omokri proposes amount less than N100K

According to the diaspora-based Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, “that would reflect true federalism”.

Omokri wrote:

“My position is that Nigeria is not rich and cannot afford to pay any amount requested by the Nigerian Labour Congress, as you (Sule Lamido) asserted in your interview with @seunokin on @channelstv. But of course, that was an opinion, and I am not infallible. I still hold that position.
I think the federal government should pay N75,000 as a minimum wage and allow the states to pay what they can afford, rather than enforcing a minimum wage that they cannot afford on them.
“To me, that would reflect true federalism and the fact that living standards are not equal around Nigeria.”

New minimum wage: NLC president hails Obaseki

Earlier, Legit reported that Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, berated state governors under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for rejecting the N62,000 minimum wage proposal of the Tinubu administration.

Ajaero questioned Nigerian governors calling for the decentralisation of the minimum wage, urging them to emulate Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state who is paying civil servants a minimum wage of N70,000.

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