The Trade Union Congress (TUC) made the proposition to the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government during a meeting held at the Presidential Villa on Monday.
Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has broken his silence after the Trade Union Congress demanded National Minimum Wage to be increased from N30,000 to N200,000 following the removal of fuel subsidy.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) had made the proposition to the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government during a meeting held at the Presidential Villa on Monday.
In a joint statement on Monday by its President, Comrade Festus Osifo, and Secretary-General, Comrade Nuhu Abba Toro, the TUC asked the government for consequential adjustments to the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), like feeding, transport, and housing.
The TUC also proposed a petrol allowance and a tax holiday for workers earning less than N200,000 or 500 USD per month, whether in the government or private sector, with the higher value being applied.
Furthermore, the union is insisting that all state governors must pledge to enforce the new wage before the end of June 2023.
Reacting in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Monday night, Sani said the proposition of N200,000 as the new minimum wage sounds good but it is unrealistic.
He wrote: “200k as minimum wage sounds good, but the proponents need to be reminded that many states are not yet paying the 30k. Except if the Government will print more money.”
See tweet below: