May 27, 2022

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N30,000 Minimum Wage: Nigerian Labour Leaders Make Huge Demand From FG – Legit.ng

  • The federal government has been urged to consider a review of the current minimum wage for Nigerian workers
  • The call for a review of the N30,000 minimum wage was set by leaders of various union groups across the country.
  • According to union leaders, the current minimum wage does not reflect reality and commodity prices in Nigeria

Some Lagos-based union leaders have called for a review of the current N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The Daily Trust reports that union members said they made the call because of the ever-rising prices of goods and services across the country.

Considering that the current minimum wage does not reflect reality and equivalent to the living wage ht, leaders said a minimum wage review would help alleviate the plight of civil servants.

In his address, the head of the Nigerian Union of Journalists said , Lagos State Chapter, Adeleye Ajayi said it is important that Nigerian workers earn good salaries and wages.

Ajayi said in a speech to mark May Day, Workers’ Day in Nigeria that civil servants and workers across the country should have a good life.

He also added that inflation, which is affecting the country’s economy, is also increasing in the Cost of food prices and other basic necessities of citizens.

His words:

“Inflation is rising every day, so the government needs to raise workers’ salaries .

“Workers need to feel comfortable in order to direct in the various aspects

Non-academic staff representation of the universities reacts

The chairman also speaks of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) UNILAG Branch, Kehinde Ajibade, it is time for people to raise awareness of government at all levels for the welfare of Nigerian citizens and workers.

Ajibade said:

“NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have been on strike for over a month because our demands have not been met.

“Some of ours Concerns boil down to the inconsistencies in our payroll platform.”

“We need the government to do what is necessary and strive to pay our minimum wages that are three years behind.”

Governors, legislators because of position Minimum Wage Attack Again

The new minimum wage has continued to draw mixed reactions from governors, lawmakers and others in politics.

The union has previously criticized the actions of some of the country’s governors regarding their position on the new minimum wage.

The Nigerian Governors Forum previously stated that the agreement between the FG and the union on the Subsequent adjustments to new minimum wage are not binding on state governments.

ASUU: FG reacts to new strike, accuses union of causing panic

Minister for Labor and Employment accused ASUU of creating panic in an interview with The Punch.

According to him, the union always makes threats of strikes to panic the public, which is not fair .