In a bid to address the economic challenges faced by Nigerian workers, Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, representing Nasarawa West zone, has called upon President Bola Tinubu to consider approving a substantial increase in the national minimum wage.

Speaking to reporters in Keffi, a local government area in Nassarawa State, the prominent figure from the Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP) emphasized the urgency of this demand.

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Expressing his viewpoint, Senator Wadada highlighted the prevailing economic circumstances as the driving force behind his plea. He firmly asserted, “In light of the current realities, I firmly believe that the minimum wage for workers should be set at a minimum of ₦150,000.”

Furthermore, Senator Wadada expressed his willingness, along with other lawmakers, to make personal sacrifices by reducing their own remuneration and allowances.

This, he believes, will ensure that Nigerian workers receive decent monthly salaries that reflect their hard work and dedication. He firmly stated, “At the very least, the minimum wage should surpass the current government offer.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), representing the interests of Nigerian workers, have been patiently awaiting a resolution from the federal government and the national assembly regarding the proposed minimum wage.

The outcome of the negotiations between the government and the labor unions remains uncertain, leaving workers in anticipation of a favorable resolution that will address their concerns.

However, with Senator Wadada’s call for a higher minimum wage, the plight of Nigerian workers has gained further prominence, urging the government to prioritize the well-being of its workforce.