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Sen. Ned Nwoko weighs in on proposed minimum wage



Senator Ned Nwoko shares thoughts on minimum wage.
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Senator Ned Nwoko, representing Delta North Senatorial District, has proposed ₦100,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Speaking at the a recent event in Abuja, Nwoko stated that anything less than ₦100,000 would be an ins¥lt to civil servants, SunNews reports.

According to him: “There are so many problems in Nigeria, from the economy to security issues, minimum wage and all of that. If you ask me about minimum wage, I will say that, at least, everybody deserves a rise. Even if we say a hundred thousand naira, I will think it is the ideal thing.

But look, what can a hundred thousand naira do for anybody? Tell me, how many bags of rice can that buy? How many fuel tanks can that fill? So we have to be realistic about our economy.

So, I think that a minimum wage of one hundred thousand naira is not out of place. That should be the beginning. That kind of amount should be what we should be looking at. Anything less than that is an ins¥lt on the civil servant.”

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