"How Unrealistic": Shehu Sani Breaks Down Tinubu's N48k Proposed New Minimum Wage

"How Unrealistic": Shehu Sani Breaks Down Tinubu's N48k Proposed New Minimum Wage

  • Former Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central has urged the government to pay nothing less than N100,000 as the new minimum wage
  • Shehu Sani maintained that the proposed N45,000 to N48,000 minimum wage by the government could not be enough for any Nigerian worker considering current realities
  • The former lawmaker maintained that the government now had enough since the removal of the fuel subsidy

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Shehu Sani, the former senator representing Kaduna Central, has urged the President Bola Tinubu-led federal government to propose a reasonable new minimum wage.

The former lawmaker maintained that considering the state of the economy, no worker in the country can survive with anything less than N100,000.

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Shehu Sani has called on President Bola Tinubu's administration to pay no less than N100,000 as the new minimum wage, adding that no worker will survive with the proposed N45,000 to N48,000 minimum wage.
Shehu Sani urges the government to pay N100,000 as the new minimum wage Photo Credit: @officialABAT, @ShehuSani, @JoeAjaero94024
Source: Twitter

Senator Sani made his position known while addressing the face-off between organised labour and the federal government over the proposed N45,000 to N48,000 minimum wage.

Minimum wage: What can government pay

According to Daily Trust, Sani said the government had enough resources to pay the new minimum wage and that a living wage for the workers was not bad.

His statement partly read:

“I don’t know how a Nigerian can survive with less than N100,000. If you break down what the government is offering, N45,000-48,000, you will see how unrealistic it is by the time you factor in many things. The position taken by labour should be considered by the government."

What government can pay as new minimum wage

Sani added that the agreement to pay the new minimum wage was one thing, and the ability to pay was another that should be discussed. He noted that it has been difficult for the government to pay the minimum wage currently on paper. So, this factor should be considered in the discussion.

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However, he stressed that the government now has more money since the withdrawal of the fuel subsidy and the best way to reflect that on the people was to increase the workers' minimum wage reasonably.

N48k Minimum wage: Shehu Sani knocks government

Legit.ng earlier reported that Sani had condemned the N48,000 minimum wage proposed by President Bola Tinubu's administration.

Sani said the government's proposal can only be compared to what Al-Majiri would use to feed themselves.

Some Nigerians have taken to the post's comment section and expressed their reactions to the development.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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