Lokoja – Mr Sanmi Ige, an official of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has appealed to Gov. Yahaya Bello to support the proposed N56,000 minimum wage for workers.
Ige, who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Wednesday, urged the governor to take up the matter at the Governors Forum.
He said there was need for salary increment as the present minimum wage of N18, 000 was no longer realistic considering the suffering of the people due to the economic situation of the country.
Ige held that the market value of commodities remained high while minimum wage remained stagnant.
According to him, everyone goes to the same market to buy things, but don’t earn the same salary, urging the federal government to look into the issue.
Ige contended that if the governors’ forum could support the cause, he was optimistic that the Federal Government would approve it.
He said that it was no longer news that the workers were suffering untold hardship.
He also called on the federal government to remove the disparities in the salary scheme, adding that salary structures should be the same all over the country.