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Nigerians react to new minimum wage proposal by federal government

Nigerians react to new minimum wage proposal by federal government

Nigerians, especially on social media have reacted to the proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants by the the Nigerian federal government.

The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday, October 10, faulted the media reports that a N30,000 minimum wage has been agreed upon as the country’s new minimum wage.

In a previous report by Legit.ng, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, while speaking with State House correspondents said after consultations, N24,000 was proposed as the new minimum wage for civil servants.

He said the state government, the private sector and the organised labour had proposed N20,000, N25,000 and N30,000 as national minimum wage respectively.

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The minister added that the federal government would continue to discuss with the organized labour and all other stakeholders informally to arrive at a figure.

However, this new proposal did't sit well many Nigerians as they have taken to social media to express their disappointment with the new amount.

Read their comments below:

Some are asking if government officials can live on 24,000 as salary?

If government can afford to pay politicians millions why can't they pay civil servants N30,000.

What can anyone buy with 24,000?

Some are wondering why the salaries of politicians can't be cut to pay civil servants.

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Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the tripartite committee completes its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ayuba Wabba, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) president, made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday, October 8, in Abuja.

According to him, the committee reconvened and deliberated on a new minimum wage figure that was acceptable to all employers of labour in the country.

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