The presidential candidates of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, on Friday morning attacked each over plans for the national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Currently, Nigeria’s minimum wage is N18,000. The government and organised labour are discussing the possibility of increasing it. Already, the government has proposed N24, 000 as the new base salary.
The unresolved dialogue had led to 72 hours warning strike across 36 states of the country, including the federal capital, Abuja.
However, AAC’s presidential candidate, Sowore had earlier stated that workers would be paid N100,000 if elected president after next year’s general elections.
Moghalu was yet to announce his planned minimum wage for civil servant if he emerges Nigeria’s president in 2019