Amidst the Nigerian government’s battle to reach terms with the NLC over a N30,000 minimum wage demand, South Africa has increased its minimum wage to N126,480.
Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, disclosed that the new minimum wage will take full effect from January 1, 2019. He added that it would benefit about six million workers that currently earn R3,700 (N97,495).
While one South African Rand exchanges for N26.35, this means that South African workers would be earning N527 per hour: N4,216 per day and N126,480 per month, while their Nigerian colleagues are currently earn N75 per hour, which is N600 per day (at eight working hours per day) and N18,000 per month. However if paid N30,000 as minimum wage, Nigerian workers would be earning N125 per hour or N1,000 per day, which amounts to N30,000 monthly.
WhileSouth Africa increased its minimum wage to N126,480, a Global Wage Report 2018/19 released yesterday, also revealed that the world’s wage growth also hit a 10-year low, the last of its kind being in 2007.
On the other hand, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba said labour would soon meet to draw up a timetable within which government would be expected to conclude work on the new wage.
That is that… However in another gist, Hon. Gudaji Kazaure, a member of the House of Representatives, has asked President Muhammadu to appoint him as the head of a special taskforce that will go into Sambisa forest to finish up Boko Haram members. According to Kazaure, he is a hunter and knows the nooks and cranny of the dreaded forest.
“Let the President appoint me. I will delegate a team to go inside the bush with myself to finish those idiots. I am a hunter. I know all these bushes. I am a professional hunter. I can delegate a team of hunters. Let the government give us Army and Police, we will go inside that bush. I will lead it. Even if it is tomorrow, I will lead” he said
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