Friday, September 29, 2023

Fuel Subsidy: President Tinubu’s Aide Speaks On How Much Would Be Paid As Minimum Wage

The media and publicity adviser to President Bola Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale has assured workers of a significant salary increase with the implementation of the new minimum wage.

During an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Ngelale stated that workers should expect their current salaries to at least double once the new minimum wage comes into effect.

Ngelale’s announcement came as part of a broader discussion on what the Tinubu administration is doing to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal on the population.

He said, “I don’t want to preempt 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 of the current minimum wage.

“As of June 36 states have received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last two 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 as well as SMEs capitalization. States have all agreed during the last NEC meeting that they would support the new minimum wage.”

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