General Abubakar says the N30,000 National Monthly Minimum Wage is no Longer Realistic
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, has said that the N30,000 national monthly minimum wage is no longer realistic.
He asked President Tinubu to consider increasing the minimum wage.
Abubakar made the call in Jalingo, at the maiden peace, unity and reconciliation summit organized by the Taraba Independent Peace Committee.
Abubakar represented by the Head of Kukah Centre, Reverend Father Attah Barkindo, said the current minimum wage was not acceptable anywhere in the world.
The current minimum wage is due for a review in February 2024.
Former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the N30,000 minimum wage, stating that it is unacceptable in the current reality in Nigeria.
Abdulsalami called on President Bola Tinubu to consider increasing the minimum wage, as he believes that N30,000 cannot lead to meaningful human development anywhere in the world.
The former Head of State spoke in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, Wednesday, when he delivered a speech at a maiden Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Summit, organised by Taraba Independent Peace Committee.
Represented by Rev Fr Atah Bakindo, the head of secretariat of Kukah Centre and National Peace Committee, he urged Nigerians to utilise the resources within their areas to improve their standard of living.
I want to plead with the Nigerian president that the N30,000 national minimum wage cannot take Nigerians anywhere.
It is not acceptable anywhere in the world, and it cannot develop anybody; there is an urgent need to increase wages for the betterment of our growth.
I want to urge the people of Taraba State to reconcile whatever kind of difference that created clashes and disunity. You cannot harness any development if you are not in peace and unity.
You are fortunate to have the natural resources; peace and unity are the only bedrock of development, he said.