The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to commence the immediate payment of the thirty thousand Naira new minimum wage in the country.
The Nigerian teachers noted that with the current economic situation of the country, the new wage would help in solving and improve the standard of living of workers across the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of the union, Titus Amba, while speaking with newsmen stressed the need for compliance with the payment by all state government. He noted that some state governors are not ready to comply with the payment of the new wage.
“It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure that every state including local governments should comply with the implementation of the new minimum wage.
“Civil Servants don’t have any other source of revenue except through salaries. Hence, the N30,000 new minimum wage should be implemented from the federal level down to the local level,” Amba stated.
Amba, however, appealed to the FG to facilitate the implementation of the new wage to all civil servants at federal, state and local levels in the country.