N30,000 as the lowest pay permitted by law for government employees isn't feasible, Pres.
Buhari's representative, Femi Adesina, has uncovered.
He made the disclosure, yesterday, amid a program on Channels TV. His words: "So if governors can't pay N18,000 and work is requesting N30,000 and they decline to come lower, there might be a stalemate which won't be useful for the nation. .
I think in the spirit of negotiation, labour should not insist on N30,000,” he said. Asked if the political class “especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC)” agreeing to reduce their salaries will not make the new minimum wage demand possible, the presidential spokesman replied: “I doubt. .
Even if they decide not to collect anything, it still doesn’t take care of N30,000 minimum wage; it doesn’t. Maybe if the members of the national assembly concede part of their salaries and allowances, it can make a dent on minimum wage. But other office holders dont earn anything outrageous.”