A few minutes ago, the senate approved the long debated minimum wage of N30,000 to workers in the civil service in Nigeria.
This decision was reached after the upper chamber’s ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena submitted its report.
The Senate then went on to request the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval.
The Nigerian Labour Congress NLC has undergone a couple of strike in the past months due to the minimum wage demand and it’s exciting to know that their request has been met by the preseident Buhari’s administration.
While the workers are excited about this recent happening, others are of the opinion that most of the civil servants hardly engage in any meaningful duty and as such have no rights to demand for extra pay.
A civil servant in Abuja , Ahmed Mustafa speaking to Vkeyz said that this approval is overdue as a laborer should be paid his wages.
With the recession in Nigeria and the inflation, will this minimum wage really make any difference?
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