Subsidy removal: Tinubu ‘ready to double minimum wage’

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By Ifreke Inyang

The special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, has said his principal is looking to “double” the current minimum wage.

Ngelale stated this while in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday night.

He said the federal government knows the removal of petrol subsidy is “hurting” Nigerians.

Currently, the national minimum wage is N30,000, but Ngelale noted that with the removal of the subsidy, states now have enough funds to afford a new national minimum wage.

“It’s absolutely evident at this point and I do not want to preempt President Bola Tinubu.

“And I also don’t want to preempt the work of the minimum wage review committee. But what I will say is this, it is evident that the president would want nothing less than a doubling and I say nothing less.

“This means you’re looking at a basic minimum of a doubling of the current minimum wage,” Ngelale said.

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