Showing posts with label living wage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label living wage. Show all posts

Monday, July 12, 2010

This New Minimum Wage of N17, 000 is Nonsense

Nigerian low income earners deserve more pay

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been negotiating for N52000 minimum wage which is reasonable and realistic in view of the present state of the economy. But what the Federal Government of Nigeria decided to pay is a paltry N17, 000.

This new minimum wage of N17, 000 IS NONSENSE.

N17, 000 is not even up to a living wage for any adult low income worker anywhere in Nigeria.
The cost of living in Lagos for the poorest of the poor is about N1, 000 daily and that is only for a single adult without any family.

How can families working in low-wage jobs earning only N17, 000 monthly make ends meet?

N17, 000 is not even enough to feed one Alsatian Dog in a Nigerian senator's residence.

I support the demands of the Nigerian Labour Congress.

~ Orikinla Osinachi

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