In a recent interview on Channels Television Thursday night, Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s spokesperson, revealed President Bola Tinubu’s intention to at least double the minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The current minimum wage in Nigeria stands at N30,000, but many states have failed to meet this requirement.
While Mr. Ngelale refrained from preempting the work of the minimum wage committee, which is currently addressing the issue in various states, he emphasized that President Tinubu is relentlessly pushing for a substantial increase in the minimum wage. He stated, “The president will want nothing less than a doubling. I mean doubling the current minimum wage.”
The demand for a higher minimum wage has gained momentum from Nigerian workers’ unions due to the escalating cost of living, a situation exacerbated by the removal of subsidy on petrol during the Tinubu administration. The president’s commitment to addressing this concern comes as welcome news to many workers nationwide.
Further details on the proposed increase and its specific plans will be available in subsequent announcements.