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Minimum Wage: Ben Bruce Slams Govs, Says Try Living On N18,000 A Month And See If You’ll Survive

Minimum Wage: Ben Bruce Slams Govs, Says Try Living On N18,000 A Month And See If You’ll Survive

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ben-murray-bruceThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Bayelsa East District, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce has spoken out against the call by governors of the 36 states of the federation that they can no longer pay the N18, 000 national minimum wage.

The governors, under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, had last week Thursday through their chairman and Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, said due to the falling price of crude oil in the international market and its attendant effect on federal allocations, the minimum wage was no longer sustainable and has to be reviewed downwards.

Reacting to the statement, Sen. Bruce said it is unjust for governors to contemplate reducing the minimum wage for workers when the dogs at Government House are maintained at more than N18, 000 per month.

The senator made this position known in a series of tweets on Monday:

Who agrees with Sen. Murray-Bruce?

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