Atiku Approves N33,000 Minimum Wage For His Over 100,000 Workers
While the Federal government of Nigeria mulls on implementing a N30,000 national minimum wage, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has approved for all of his staffs in his corporation, N33,000 as minimum wage.
The managing director of the Atiku owned, Gotel Communications, Mohammed El-Yakub, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, Nigerian Guardian reports.
The Gotel Communications based in Yola.
“The N33,000 new salary scale, which takes effect from November 2018, includes domestic servants and all categories of workers on the former vice president’s payroll,” El-Yakub said.
El-Yakub said over 100,000 people are currently drawing salary on a monthly basis from the former Vice President, says Sahara Reporters.
Following the recommendation of N30,000 as minimum wage by the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government, Atiku had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to endorse the figure.
Abubakar on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be trusted to implement the proposed N30,000.
In a statement issued by his media office, the presidential hopeful said Buhari, who is known for ‘flip-flopping’ may not have the political will to implement the new wage which he said does not even translate to a ‘living wage’.