The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has criticised the approval of the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage by the National Council of State.
The national council approved the sum during its meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, presided by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The N27,000 approved by the Council of State is N3,000 short of the N30,000 the Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimum Wage recommended.
The National Council of State also approved the transmission of the National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.
Reacting, Sani on his Twitter page criticised the decision of the National Council of State.
The Kaduna lawmaker wondered why N3000 was deducted from the N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the Labour union.
Sani wrote: “National Council of State what will you gain by ‘cutting 3k from 30k’ in a nation where even government agencies are declaring ‘record breaking’ billions and trillions in revenues and also states making claims of higher IGR?”
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