Countries with the lowest minimum wage in 2019

Countries with the lowest minimum wage in 2019

The clamour for the increase in commitment towards the welfare of workers is not only in Nigeria. Workers around the world are always in constant demand for better work pay and conditions.

According to Nomad Capitalist, the increase in minimum wage has been a battle since the 19th century even as most economists of the world do not agree on how an increase in minimum wage directly improves the economy.

It is quite surprising to note that some countries with good economic growth rate still fall under the list of nations with very low minimum wage.

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What is, however, of great interest is that Nigeria with its new N30,000 minimum wage, which most consider little in improving workers' welfare, does not make the top 10 countries with low minimum wage.

According to Nomad Capitalist, here are therefore top 10 countries with the lowest minimum wage in the world:

1. Venezuela (below $24)

2. Pakistan ($113)

3. Ukraine ($140)

4. Egypt ($174)

5. Albania ($210)

6. Malaysia ($233)

7. Iran ($261)

8. South Africa ($277)

9. Morocco ($310)

10. India

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that following the recent assent by President Muhammadu Buhari, some state governments have agreed to pay the N30,000 national minimum wage.

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It was reported that some of these states including Kano, Zamfara, Kwara, Rivers, Kogi and Edo states have agreed to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000.

In Kano state, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, assured the people of the state that his administration will give priority to the welfare of civil servants in the state.

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