Ajuri Ngelale, President Bola Tinubu’s special adviser on media and publicity, has stated that workers should expect to be paid at least double their present rate when the new minimum wage is introduced.
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 the current minimum wage.
“As of June, 36 states had received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last two years. They already have more money right now”.
He went on to say the federal government is working assiduously to bring down the cost of food as well as fund SMEs in the country.
“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 interventions as well as SMEs capitalization. States have all agreed during the last NEC meeting that they would support a new minimum wage.”