Ajuri Ngelale, President Bola Tinubu’s special assistant on media and publicity, has stated that President Tinubu wants to “double” the present minimum wage.
This was said by Ngelale during an interview that aired on Channels Television on Thursday night.
The federal government, he claimed, is aware that the elimination of the gasoline subsidy is “hurting” Nigerians.
The current national minimum salary is N30,000, but Ngelale pointed out that states now have the money to finance a new national minimum wage because the subsidy was removed.
“At this time, it is quite evident, and I don’t want to speak before President Bola Tinubu.
Additionally, I don’t want to interfere with the minimum wage review committee’s work. But I will say this: It is obvious that the president would want a doubling, and I say that he would want nothing less.
“This means you’re looking at a basic minimum of doubling the current minimum wage,” Ngelale remarked.