Hardship: Northwest NLC Demands N485,000 As National Minimum Wage, Gives Reason

Hardship: Northwest NLC Demands N485,000 As National Minimum Wage, Gives Reason

  • The northwest chapter of the NLC has made its demands known to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • The workers from the northern zone have proposed N485,000 as the new minimum wage
  • This came after the southwest workers proposed N794,000 as the new minimum wage during the hearing of the presidential tripartite committee chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kano state - Amid economic hardship, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the northwest zone has proposed N485,000 as the minimum wage for workers in the country.

Bola Tinubu, NLC, minimum wage, FG
The NLC in the northwestern region of the country has urged Tinubu's government to pay workers N485,000 as minimum wage. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, NLC
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Why Tinubu should pay workers N485,000

As reported by PremiumTimes, the proposal was contained in a position paper presented on Thursday, March 7, at the northwest public hearing on the subject.

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The hearing was organised by the tripartite committee on national minimum wage and was held at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.

The Kano state chairperson of the labour union, Kabir Inuwa, made the presentation on behalf of its northwest leadership.

As reported by Vanguard, Inuwa noted that the proposal of N485,000 was necessary, considering the dynamics of the national economy.

“The congress is of the opinion that for any minimum wage to achieve its purpose, it must reflect realities of the economic situation and accordingly assess the least income that would be sufficient for the survival of a family of six,” Mr Inuwa said.

Meanwhile, Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, had called for a market survey before the workers would reach a consensus on the new minimum wage, Sahara Reporters confirmed.

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However, the demands of the NLC in six states in the northeast differ from those of the southwest states. In Lagos, the southwest states asked for N794,000 as the new minimum wage.

Tinubu speaks on economic hardship

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Tinubu, on Wednesday, February 28, said his administration is working to ensure that Nigeria is reformed for greater efficiency.

Addressing Afenifere leaders at the residence of Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state, Tinubu emphasised his commitment to leading Nigeria towards economic and social prosperity.

Tinubu said:

"Nigeria will survive the current economic challenges. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I requested the job, and I am not complaining about it. I take full responsibility."

Source: Legit.ng

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