With the recently signed N30,000 minimum wage bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, followed by the gradual implementation of same by some state governors, Legit.ng gathers the list of countries in the world with the highest average wage for 2019.
It is quite sad that Nigeria does not make the cut of 37 countries with better minimum workers' pay even though the implemented wage bill was widely celebrated.
According to CEOWorld Magazine, Australia tops the list with an hourly minimum wage of $14.14 followed by Luxemborg which pays $13.14 per hour.
New Zealand, France and Netherland follow the two first countries making the top 5 with $11.28, $11.24, and $11.01 respectively.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Oyo state governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, said the state cannot pay the new national minimum wage of N30,000 just signed into law by President Buhari.
Makinde on Wednesday, May 1, said the federal governments should have allowed states to negotiate the new minimum wage for their workers as the condition of living varies from state to state.
The governor-elect told reporters in Abuja after attending the induction programme for returning and newly elected governors that he intends to negotiate with the Oyo state branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) because the state could not afford to pay the amount.
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Legit.ng also previously gathered that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra showed his unending commitment towards the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
Obiano gave the reassurance during the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration which took place at Ekwueme Square, Awka on Wednesday, May 1, with the theme, “Another 100 years of struggle for Jobs, Dignity and Social Justice in Nigeria".
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