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Government can afford to pay 100K minimum wage – Tunde T Dot, ex Styl Plus



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Ex-Styl Plus crew member,  Tunde T Dot, has reacted to Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari’s comment of downsizing of the workforce across the country if the proposed N30,000 minimum wage would be paid.

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Recall that for some time now, there has been a debate on what the new minimum wage should be, as Labour Unions are demanding that the minimum wage be increased from N18,000 to N30,000 and also threatened strike action.

Tunde T Dot who reacted to Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari’s comment, said;

“The current N18,000 is already too low. To make matters worse, workers are not even paid regularly.

“When citizens become so aggressive, hurt each other, and attempt suicide, it is the same government that will prosecute the people for trying to take their own lives and those of others.

“For me, I think N100,000 is ideal minimum wage for workers and I think we can afford it because we have crude oil which, to me, is even a bonus.

“Most importantly, we have enough human capital to make our nation productive, develop, and prosperous.”

This is coming after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ) reacted to threat by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented. However, reacting, Wabba said the threat to sack workers was not new.

He said, “Therefore, the current one by the governor of Zamfara cannot be used to intimidate labour.

“The consequences of workers retrenchment are too grievous for any political office holder truly elected by the people to contemplate.

“Few political office holders are bent on enslaving Nigerian workers with peanuts mislabeled as salaries.

“We urge such elected public officials to subject their humongous salaries and allowances, reputed to be among the highest in the world to public perusal.

“Pro rata with the minimum wage they want to force down the throats of Nigerian workers,” NAN quoted him as saying.