The Association of Senior Civil Servants in Nigeria is campaigning for an increase in the minimum wage for workers. They want it increased from the current N18,000 to 46,000.
This desire was expressed by the union’s Secretary-General, Bashir Lawal, in Lagos State, on Wednesday, Punch reports.
“In the past one year, we presented a proposal for salary review to the Federal Government but the government said that the price of crude had fallen. We argued that if the price of crude is 30 dollars per barrel and the resources of the country are well managed, money will be enough to pay workers decent salaries.
From the memo we submitted to the NPSJNC, we computed what it will take for an average worker to survive and we arrive at N66,000. So, we took 75 per cent of that and we arrived at N46,000 minimum wage…
If the government believes that the amount will create crisis, we will tell them what to do to ensure that everybody will be carried along,” Lawal said.
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