The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, has commended the labour unions’ protest over new minimum wage, saying that they have his full support.
The senator took to his twitter handle to urge state governors willing to pay N22,500 as new wage to add N8,000 to meet the demands of the workers as according to him, Nigeria’s economy can sustain N30,000 minimum wage.
He wrote: “NLC’s nationwide mass protest is commendable. Those who can pay N22,000 as minimum wage should just add N8,000 to make it N30,000. Nigeria’s economy can sustain it.
“The struggle must continue. I will add a strong voice of solidarity to this on the floor of the Senate.”
This is coming after the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State told newsmen that the forum on Tuesday agreed to pay a national minimum wage of N22,500.