Union Leaders urge FG to review Minimum wage


Some Lagos State union leaders have urged the federal government to reconsider the present N30,000 minimum salary for Nigerian employees.

According to the unions, the minimum wage must be a living wage, commensurate with increased living expenditures due to inflation.

In separate interviews with reporters in Lagos on Monday, they said a review of the minimum salary would assist alleviate the hardships faced by government employees.

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Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Chapter, stated that in order to live a happy life, Nigerian workers must receive high salaries and wages.

“Inflation is rising every day; therefore, there is a need for government to increase workers’ salaries.

“Workers need to be comfortable, to be more productive in the different aspects of government parastatals they find themselves in,” he said.