If Nigerian workers can earn more than N65, 000, it can solve most of their problems. However, it will increase the prices of goods and services. The solution is for the Federal Government to regulate the economy by providing stable electricity to encourage industrilisation.
Miss Bunni Ajayi Gospel Artiste
Which work are our Senators doing that warrants them to be heavily paid? The wage bill can pay scores of our graduates.
The workers’ salaries should be increased by 100 per cent and our leaders should remember the judgment day.
Mr. Oyebamiji Taofeeq, Poultry farmer
The government is being partial as regards the minimum wage in the sense that those in top positions are entitled to certain allowances.
The worst part of it is that the Nigerian Labour Congress ,NLC, is divided and can no longer fight for workers. The minimum wage should be N50,000.
Mr Adetilola Saheed Teacher
It is good that the labour union is fighting for a new minimum wage for workers. Some states cannot pay the current N18,000 minimum wage. How will they pay the new wage? I’m suggesting N50,000 as the new minimum wage so that workers can meet their economic needs. Compare to other countries, Nigerian workers are the least paid.
Mr. Victor Akaba, Politician
Let the federal government pay N25,000 for a start, because the cost of commodities in the market is on the high side. N18,000 cannot take care of a single person, and the government should also be ready to review the wage periodically.
Miss Cecilia Ajie Graduate.
I think the average Nigerian worker should earn more than N120, 000 because our currency has lost its value. The economic situation in the country is not friendly and issues like house rent, feeding, utility bills, and transportation among others consume money more than in the past.
Mr. Otunba Saheed, Self-employed
By Bose Adelaja, Ebun Sessou & Frederick Okopie
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