As Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and other affiliate Labour unions await the new minimum wage promised by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his special adviser on media and publicity Ajuri Ngelale, has said that workers should expect atleast double of their current salary when the new minimum wage comes into effect, MOUTHPIECE NGR reports.
The current minimum wage is N30,000 and will be N60,000 when doubled.
The presidential spokesman made the revelation while discussing what the Tinubu administration is doing to cushion the effect of subsidy removal during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, monitored by our correspondent.
Hear him, “I don’t want to preempt the president or the work of the minimum wage committee that is getting it down in those states, but what I would say is this: the president will want nothing less than a doubling. I mean doubling of the current minimum wage.
“As of June 36 states have received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last two years. They already have more money right now.
“The federal government on its part is making sure it brings down the cost food and energy by supporting transport companies and coming up with agriculture intervention as well as SMEs capitalization. States have all agreed during the last NEC meeting that they would support new minimum wage.”