Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has insisted that the sum of N30,000 is not enough to satisfy the needs of a Nigerian worker. Umahi has also urged the federal government to review its revenue-sharing policy.
Danlami Kurfi, representing Dustima/ Kurfi federal constituency in Katsina said the president has done well as a leader who listens to his people by hearing from both sides of the party on the issue of the minimum wage.
Concerns have been raised by the presidency, over reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has reneged on his earlier acceptance of the sum of N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.
Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday in Abakaliki, declared that 95 per cent of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage to workers. He said he would not support using all state earnings for salaries.
The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Enugu state, Comrade Virginius Nwobodo, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his proactive decision in averting the intended nationwide strike by organised labour.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the new minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee set up to review the national minimum wage. He promised to forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly