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Minimum Wage: Nigeria govt can pay any amount – Sule Lamido


Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has declared that Nigeria has enough resources to pay any amount as a new national minimum wage.


Speaking during his appearance on Channels Television, Lamido posited: “Nigeria is very rich with resources and can overcome any problem and pay any amount we feel is responsible for Nigerians.


“If the government can embark on an N17 trillion project that is not in the budget, not advertised, not tendered for, or did not go through due process, it means that Nigeria got the money.


“How can a government execute a budget of N17 trillion without a budget or passing through the National Assembly, it means the money is there; there is money in Nigeria.


“If they can carry out such a project then they can pay any minimum wage,” he added.




Organised labour has been at war with the Federal Government over its demand for a new national minimum wage.


It had initially demanded N494,000, but later reduced it to N250,000.


Meanwhile, so far, it had  rejected the N62,000 proposal by the Federal Government as minimum wage.