Idahagbon: N60k, N62k, N57k, N250k—We All Know These Figures Cannot Take the Average Worker Home

Idahagbon: Whenever NLC Go on Strike, They Should Please, Next Time, Not Shut Down the National GridFormer Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Henry Idahagbon has bemoaned the inadequate pay in Nigeria, saying that it cannot sustain the typical worker. Idahagbon provided a range of wage statistics in an interview with Arise TV, citing N60,000, N62,000, N57,000, and N250,000. He emphasized that even the highest income, N494,000, is insufficient.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He acknowledged the need to consider the government’s capacity to pay but criticised governors who claim they cannot afford to pay the proposed minimum wage of N62,000.

According to him, “It’s unfortunate that we are where we are in the country today. N60,000, N62,000, N57,000, and N250,000—we all know that these figures cannot take the average Nigerian worker home, even the N494,000. But we also have to look at the other side; we have to look at the capacity of the employer (that is, the government) to pay. But let me come to the issue of governors. It lies ill in the mouth of any governor to say they’re not capable of paying N62,000 as the minimum wage.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>