Nigerians are Petitioning President Muhammadu Buhari to Increase Minimum Wage
A Nigerian, Babadeinde Ajibola, started this petition with a single signature on Change.org, and now has 12 supporters. He wants President Buhari to increase minimum wage of Nigerian workers from N18,000 to N56,000.
Here is what he says;
The average Nigerian working for his country earns 18,000 naira about $50 monthly which can only buy a 50kg bag of rice in the current economy. These set of people have to transport themselves on a daily basis ,bring food on the table for their families and provide quality education for their offsprings.
The average cost of transportation daily is about 500 naira . If you multiply this by 20 days , you have 10,000 leaving only 8,000 left. It is only imperative that their earnings be increased considering the inflation rate of the economy. 18,000 naira is simply unsustainable and unfair because eating a good meal at a local restaurant costs about 500 naira .If you transport and feed yourself ( just 1 square meal) with 1000 naira on a daily basis ,in 20 days, you have spent above 18,000 naira. They have familiies to take care of and childrens education to pay for. There is no way a Nigerian earning 18,000 can have any savings except debt accruing.
Moreseo, there is no way we can educate the leaders of tomorrow on a salary of 18,000 naira. The solution and way forward is for their salaries to be increased.
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