No worker should settle for N70,000 minimum wage – APC Chieftain, Edema

A governorship aspirant, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Olugbenga Edema, has asked workers across the country not to settle for N70,000 minimum wage.

The aspirant, who hailed workers for their hard work and dedication, said there was a need for a substantial increase in the minimum wage to improve the standard of living of the workers.

He said a higher minimum wage must resonate with workers who strive tirelessly to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the state and the country.

While expressing his concern over the current economic situation, Edema declared that no one should be content with or settle for N70, 000 minimum wage.

He said “On this auspicious occasion of May Day, I must recognise the invaluable contributions of our workforce to the growth and development of our dear state and the country.

“It is crucial that we ensure their welfare by setting a minimum wage that reflects the current economic conditions.

“The demand for a new minimum wage by Nigerian workers is now at the peak and must urgently be honoured.

“No worker should have to make do with a meagre N70,000 when the cost of living continues to rise.”

Edema said that the minimum wage for workers should be raised to no less than N250,000 per month, calculated at the rate of N1,250 to a dollar.

He argued that such an increase is necessary to align with the economic realities faced by workers in the country and to provide them with a decent standard of living.

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