Minimum wage: NNPP chieftain urges governors, NASS to sensitive workers plight  

A New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), chieftain, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, on Wednesday tasked the National Assembly and the state governors to be sensitive to the demand of Nigeria workers on new minimum wage.

Ambassador Ajadi in a statement noted that NASS members as representatives of the various parts of the country should be in a position to provide a good voice in backing workers on a realistic minimum wage.

The NNPP chieftain stated that considering that civil servants were the engine room of the government responsible for revenue generation, the delay in agreeing on a new minimum wage between federal government and workers “is causing untold hardship on an average worker who needs to feed himself and his family under the current galloping inflation”.

“I think the national legislators in passing the new minimum wage bill should be sincere with the economic reality in the country where N62,000 cannot even buy a basket of tomato and a bag of beans go for about N150,000”, he said.

Ambassador Ajadi added, “Gari is now a ‘no go area’ for the workers as the prices keep  increasing daily, talk less of rice that cannot be touch in the market by an average worker.”

“They should realise that workers are being used to execute all the government engagement in ministries and all the parastatal, they are engine room that generate revenue to the nation.The National Assembly should please be sincere and be realistic before signing the new minimum wage act”‘.