Nigerian comedian I Go Dye has claimed that Nigerian workers are the most used workers in the World.
Weighing on the ongoing minimum wage saga between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Federal Government, the comedian compared Nigeria’s minimum wage with what is being received in some other countries.
He wrote: “NIGERIA WORKERS ARE THE MOST USED WORKERS IN THE WORLD, OTHER COUNTRIES WORK PER HOUR, WHILE NIGERIAN WORKERS WORK FROM 8AM -4PM AND YET THEY ARE PAID LESS THAN $50 MONTHLY.
“When I proposed to Federal Government 2017 Logic and Reason without guns. Here we are today still deliberating on it. Minimum wage is an Insult to our pride as a Nation
“When you evaluate what is obtainable across other countries even in Africa or else where as minimum wage, 1. Nigeria – $38 (N18,000). 2. Algeria – $175 (N83,000). 3. Belgium – $1,738 (N810,000). 4. Cameroun – 36, 270CFA ($75) N38,000. 5. Chad – $120 (N60,000).
“6. Denmark – $1,820 (N900,000). 7. Libya – $430 (N190,000). 8. Japan – $1000 (N350,000). 9. Cote D’ivoire -36,607CFA $72. 10. New Zealand -$3,187 (N1.4m). 11. Luxemburg – $2,500 (N1.1m). 12. Spain – $760. (N300,000). 13. Switzerland – $5,620 – N2.5m. 14. USA – $11 per hour.
“What is the strength of a nation if not it’s workforce and the youths? If Nigeria politicians receive #18,000 will they be killing themselves to get to office? Unfortunately the youths and workers have suffered terribly in the hands of the politicians more than ever before.
“Even with the high cost of essential commodities, fuel increment and high tariff of electricity and telecommunications services,the average Nigerian workers have continued to be treated like begging orphans in the land of honey.”
Addressing the ills in governance, the comedian added, “In a country when legislators, Governors, and ex-governors Continue to receive sitting allowances even when they don’t seat.
“While the Governors are entitled to security votes that is used at discretion,they all have agreed to treat the Nigeria workers with disdain.
“If the Governors cannot pay workers minimum wage as advocated by NLC let them resign and allow those that can pay take up their job.”