Inflation: Union Leaders review N30,000 Minimum Wage


The federal government has been urged by some union leaders in Lagos State to review the current N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

According to the unions, the minimum wage must be a living wage that keeps up with rising living costs due to inflation.

In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, they said a review of the minimum wage would help alleviate the hardships faced by civil servants.

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Mr Adeleye Ajayi, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Chapter, said that in order to live a good life, Nigerian workers must earn good salaries and wages.

“Because inflation is increasing every day, the government must increase worker salaries.”

“Workers need to feel at ease in order to be more productive in the various government parastatals they work in,” he said.

Mr Ismail Adejumo, chairman of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union of Nigeria (RATTAWULagos )’s State Chapter, also congratulated Nigerian workers on their perseverance and commitment to duty.

Despite the economic challenges, Adejumo said Nigerian workers had continued to provide selfless services in various government sectors.

He urged the government to recognise Nigerian workers’ efforts by ensuring that current salaries are reviewed upwards in order to provide a better life for them.

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Mr Kehinde Ajibade, Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) UNILAG branch, also spoke, emphasising the importance of raising government awareness of the welfare of Nigerian citizens and workers at all levels.

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