Poverty Wage Paid To Nigeria Workers –Moghalu
The Young Progressives Party (YPP), Presidential candidate, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has described the current Nigerian minimum wage of N18,500 as a ‘poverty wage.’
He said this in a statement by his campaign spokesman, Jide Akintunde, adding that those who earned the current minimum wage, lived on $1.67 per day – a situation he described as tragic.
Moghalu, therefore, called for better, more sustainable pay for workers.
His comments came amidst the ongoing wrangling between the government and labour unions over the new minimum wage.
While the Federal Government proposed ₦24,000, state governments say they are only capable of paying ₦22,500, as against the ₦30,000 requested by the workers.
Moghalu, however, says if he is elected President in 2019, he has plans to quickly facilitate agreements on minimum wage.