Union Leaders urge FG to review Minimum wage

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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.