Minimum Wage: Shehu Sani Knocks National Council Of State

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Human right activist and Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has knocked the National Council Of State for reducing three thousand naira from the proposed thirty thousand naira new national minimum wage.

ACEGIST had reported that the National Council of State, sitting today, approved twenty-seven thousand naira as the new minimum wage.

The tripartite committee set up by  President Muhammadu Buhari had proposed thirty thousand naira as the new national minimum wage, a position the organised labour union has vowed not to shift from.

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Those in attendance at the meeting are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Governors of Zamfara, Kebbi, Plateau, Lagos, Borno, Ebonyi and members of Cabinet.

Others present include former Heads of State, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Former Chief Justices of Nigeria.

The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, was also present at the meeting.

But reacting to the development, Sani wondered why the NCS would not just leave it at N30,000.

“National Council of State, what will you gain by ‘cutting 3k from 30k’, in a nation where even Government agencies are declaring ‘record breaking’ Billions and trillions in revenues;And also states, making claims of higher IGR.?” Sani queried.

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