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Minimum wage: ‘Be considerate, reasonable’ – Anglican Primate urges Nigerian government, labour

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The Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has advised the Federal Government to be considerate while labour should be reasonable in determining the minimum wage for workers.
He tasked both parties with ensuring that the new minimum wage reflects the inflation rates and economic reality in the country.
Ndukuba stated this on Sunday at the Cathedral Church of Advent Life Camp, Abuja, while addressing journalists during his episcopal visit to mark the 2024 day of Pentecost.
The Day of Pentecost marks 50 days after the Easter Day celebration and brings an end to the Easter season.
The cleric, while reacting to questions about the fruitless meeting between the federal government and organised labour a few days ago, called for dialogue to avoid future strikes by workers.
He called for consideration on the part of the government and asked the NLC to be reasonable with its demands
“With the inflation and situation in the country, where families do not know what to eat and how to provide for their needs. All we are asking is for the NLC and TUC to be reasonable in their requests and demands, while the government should be considerate.
“Somebody said it is the minimum wage for maximum suffering. By this it means if we demand a minimum wage that will make inflation get out of hand, we will end up in maximum suffering.
“What NLC and TUC are asking for is for our good, and they need our support, but other aspects need to be put into consideration,” he said.

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