NLC, TUC Advised to Accept #62,000 as New Minimum Wage


A former Permanent Secretary in Osun state,  Fatai Kolawole, has urged civil servants in Nigeria to accept the N62,000 new minimum wage offered by President Bola Tinubu’s government.

Mr Kolawole, who retired as Permanent Secretary in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), stated this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Modakeke, Ife East LGA, Osun.

He attributed his position on the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers to the present economic downturn, which, he said, was global.

Mr Kolawole, however, described the economic challenges as a passing phase, calling on Nigerians, particularly the civil servants, to exercise patience with President Bola Tinubu on the country’s economic condition.

He said that civil servants should consider the N62,000 minimum wage offered by the government for now, as things would gradually improve.

The retired permanent secretary expressed the hope that petroleum product prices would soon come down, particularly with the ongoing turnaround maintenance of the Port Harcourt Refinery and the coming on stream of the Dangote Refinery.