The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has reportedly approved N33,000 as a minimum wage for all staff in his conglomerate.
Mohammed El-Yakub, Managing Director of Gotel Communications, Atiku’s media outfit based in Yola, confirmed this to SaharaReporters on Thursday.
He said, “the N33,000 new salary scale, which takes effect from November 2018, includes domestic servants and all categories of workers on the former VP’s payroll.”
According to the report, El-Yakub said over 100,000 people are currently drawing a salary on a monthly basis from the former Vice President.
Concise News, however, reports that the development is coming after the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government to review the national minimum wage, recommended N30,000 as minimum wage.
Abubakar had said that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t be trusted to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 recommended by the tripartite committee because he may not have the political will.
In a statement issued by his media office, the former Vice-President said Buhari had failed to note that the workers are the goose that “lay the golden eggs” which members of his administration are enjoying.
”Our attention has been drawn to a statement from the Presidency denying President Buhari’s earlier pledge to pay the new minimum wage of ₦30,000 agreed with the Nigerian Labour Congress and other labour affiliates in a signed communiqué.
”This approbation and reprobation is characteristic of the Buhari administration and is evidence of the lack of leadership at the very top that is putting our economy in peril,” the statement had said.