As Nigeria continues to struggle with N30,000 minimum wage, its counterpart, South Africa has concluded plans to increase the monthly payment of her workers to N126,480.
While Nigerians are seeking for higher wages through the representing unions and the government wailing that the coffers are empty hence seeing the increase in wages as financially grounding the nation, the government of South Africa has announced an increase in the minimum wage to N126, 480.
The President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa said the wage, which would come into effect January 1, 2019, would benefit about six million workers that currently earn R3,700 (N97,495).
Nigerian Guardian reports that one South African Rand exchanges for N26.35. This means South African workers would be earning N527 per hour: N4,216 per day and N126,480 per month. Their Nigerian counterparts currently earn N75 per hour, which is N600 per day (at eight working hours per day) and N18,000 per month.
The development has left Nigerians stunned as they bemoaned the state of the nation and when it will all end.
See tweets below:
South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480…
GOOD MORNING giants of Africa 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) November 27, 2018
South Africa increases minimum wage to 126,480 when Nigeria is struggling with just 30,000 pic.twitter.com/rtXuFNhibB
— meenerh🌻 (@Ammmeenah) November 27, 2018
Nigeria is struggling with N30,000 minimum wage.. But in South Africa they will get N126, 480 .
This means SA workers would be earning N527 per hour: N4,216 per day and N126,480 per month. Their Nigerian counterparts would earn N1000 per day .https://t.co/Sz2t7FJLFq
— Lolo Cynthia (@Lolo_cy) November 27, 2018
South Africa increases Minimum wage to N126k but Labour is still begging Buhari(and the other fools around him) to accept N30k 😭😭. Dear Lord, i need answer to my question. Why tf you brought me to Nigeria?
— Nahla (@Mzzdebzco) November 27, 2018
What a shame, not that the Nigeria govt. can’t afford to pay above 30k but because they want to keep the pple in perpetual bondage and servitude so that they can continue to lord it over them, they will not want to pay even the 30k
— usoh Kingsley (@UsohK) November 27, 2018