Ajuri Ngemela, Special Adviser on media and publicity to President Tinubu has given a hint of minimum wage for workers in Nigeria being doubled from where it is now.
In an interview with Channels TV today, August 4, Ngelale outlined the steps the Tinubu administration is taking to mitigate the effects of subsidy removal.
He said:”I don’t want to pre-empt the president or the work of the minimum wage committee that is getting it down in those states, but what I would say is this: the president will want nothing less than a doubling. I mean doubling the current minimum wage.
“As of June this year, 36 states of the Federation have received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last 2 years. They already have more money right now. The Federal Government on its part is making sure it brings down the cost of food and energy by supporting transport companies and coming up with agriculture intervention.”