Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has called on the federal government to increase minimum wage. He said this while congratulating Nigerian workers on workers day. Bruce said he pays over 1000 employees working him above minimum wage, and urged the presidency to do the same.
“Happy May Day to Nigerian workers. As an employer of over 1000 workers all earning above minimum wage, I call on FG to increase minimum wage.
“When this Minimum Wage was signed into law by GEJ, a bag of rice cost ₦5k. Today rice cost thrice that. Its only fair to also increase wages,” he said.