TINUBU SETS TO DOUBLE WORKERS SALARIES
Ajuri Ngelale, the special adviser on media and publicity to President Bola Tinubu, has assured workers that they should expect double of their current salary when the new minimum wage is implemented.
In an interview with Politics Today on Channels TV, Ngelale made this statement while outlining the steps the Tinubu administration is taking to mitigate the effects of subsidy removal.
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 of the current minimum wage.
“As of June 36 states have received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last two years. They already have more money right now.
Ajuri added that the federal government is setting different plans to cut commodity costs in the country.
He said, “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 intervention as well as SMEs capitalization. States have all agreed during the last NEC meeting that they would support the new minimum wage.”