Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s adminstration to implement new minimum wage.
This is following the inability of the federal government and labour unions in Nigeria to arrive at a meeting point over resolution to have N30,000 as new minimum wage.
The organised labour had announced that an indefinite nationwide will commence November 6 if the federal government failed to meet their demands.
This was contained in a statement on Sunday by President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, and that of the United Labour Congress (ULC).
The unions are unhappy at government’s claim that no amount was agreed with the labour leaders at a meeting of a tripartite committee and also the FG’s stance that it could only increase the minimum wage from the current N18,000 to N24,000.
Sani, speaking on the development in a post on his Twitter page insisted that the federal government can afford N30,000 as the new minimum wage without delay.
According to him, “It’s fair and just for the FG to agree to 30k as minimum wage.That means 1k per day.
“This country can afford more than that in reality.”