Recession: Why Buhari must increase minimum wage now - NLC | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase workers’ current minimum wage without further delay.


He said the demand by the organised labour was in view of the economic recession, noting that N18, 000 was not an amount that any worker can survive on.

Wabba said increment was the strategy the United States used to address the recession.

He argued that the economy cannot return to its former state unless the citizens have purchasing power.

“The state of the country’s economy requires that we increase the minimum wage. We need to empower the people to buy and sell. If the economy is at standstill and people cannot buy, the economy will not grow.

“It is the workers’ money that keeps the economy growing. It is not the fund disbursed for big contracts that are kept in different accounts that keep the country economy growing.

“That was the logic that helped the United States to revive their economy,” he added.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has urged Nigerians to always speak positively about the country in spite of the current economic recession.

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  1. President Buhari has urged Nigerians to always speak positively about the country in spite of the current economic recession. mr presido you are the very one that tell the whole world that nigerians are so corrupt , he did not tell them that it is the politicians,we the masses are being look down by the outside world as criminals ,it is better to say this my son is bad than to say my sons are bad,,there is a time for every thing under the sun ,.a time to laugh & a time to cry, a time to build & a time to destroy , etc so it is not the gov problem that our country is having economy melt down ,, but how we handle the situation is the problem ,not victimizing,pointing fingers , proper-gander , witch hunting , etc,but but a father or leader must pray to GOD together with his children or his people for the right direction in times of troubles, if not the enemy which this time is the some of the outside world & within will take advantage of the situation

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