New minimum wage: Workers deserve N30,000 – APGA

All Progressives Grand Alliance 
Victor Oye, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Wednesday in Awka has commended the federal government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Organised Private Sector over the new Minimum Wage.

Oye in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the economic reality of the country had made workers the “weeping boys” of the system.
He noted that Nigerian workers deserve all that they could get due to their contributions to the development of the country.

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to not only enhance their pay but improve on their working conditions.
Oye commended the Anambra Government for paying salaries on the 25th of every month and for being among the first states to offer to pay N30, 000 minimum wage
“Nigerian workers deserve a better deal considering the harsh economic atmosphere in the country; they have always been at the receiving end.

“That the Federal Government is able to avert the strike brought a huge relief to Nigerians and averted what would have come with consequences of embarrassing proportion.

“APGA urges the federal and state governments to take the welfare of workers seriously.
“They must come up with a programme on how to develop the cognitive and latent talents of workers to make them more productive,” he said.