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We’re ready to sacrifice allowances so workers can get N150k minimum wage – Senator Wadada

Federal lawmakers in Nigeria are ready to slash their remuneration and allowances to enable workers earn N150,000 as minimum wage.

Senator Ahmed Wadada representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, made this known during an interview with journalists in Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State on Tuesday.

According to him, the current realities of the Nigerian economy informed his decision to propose the figure, which will go a long way in alleviating the hardship faced by the workers.

Wadada said; “I have expressed my opinion in the past on the issue, and I am going to reiterate it here. For me as a person, the minimum a worker should earn is N150,000, looking at the realities of today.

“At worst, it should be higher than what the government is currently offering. Much has got to be done by the government”.

He lauded the Tinubu administration for running an open, transparent, and listening government that would come up with a figure acceptable to workers.

Wadada said; “You all know that communication between the government and the governed is key to governance because that is the only way the citizens will know, rightly or wrongly, the direction of the government.

“Among other projects, we are aware of the coastal highway from Lagos to Calabar, which will be a turning point for the economic development of Nigeria. So far, we commend his administration.”

He called on President Tinubu to approve nothing less than ₦150,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, noting that leaders “spiritual life cannot be complete if we do not have the fear of God in all our dealings.”