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N30k minimum wage can’t take Nigerians anywhere – Abdulsalami tells Tinubu

Former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has urged President Bola Tinubu to increase the N30,000 minimum wage because it is ‘unacceptable’ in the current reality in Nigeria.

He expressed the opinion that N30,000 cannot lead to meaningful human development anywhere in the world.

Abdulsalami spoke on Wednesday in Jalingo, Taraba while delivering delivered a speech at a maiden Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Summit, organised by Taraba Independent Peace Committee.

The former Chief of Defence Staff, who was represented by Rev Fr Atah Bakindo, the head of secretariat of Kukah Centre and National Peace Committee, urged Nigerians to utilise the resources within their areas to improve their standard of living.

He said; “I want to plead with the Nigerian president that the N30,000 national minimum wage cannot take Nigerians anywhere. It is not acceptable anywhere in the world, and it cannot develop anybody; there is an urgent need to increase wages for the betterment of our growth.

“I want to urge the people of Taraba State to reconcile whatever kind of difference that created clashes and disunity. You cannot harness any development if you are not in peace and unity. You are fortunate to have the natural resources; peace and unity are the only bedrock of development”.