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Ben Bruce Senator urges Buhari to increase minimum wage following fuel price hike

The sentiment has also been expressed by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

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Senator Ben Murray Bruce has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the minimum wage in Nigeria due to the recent increase in fuel price.

Murray-Bruce made the call via his Twitter account today, May 13, 2016.

 

The sentiment has also been expressed by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

“There has to be a serious review of the minimum wage if you are going to increase the pump price of petrol because we all know everything rests on that,” Gbajabiamila said on Thursday, May 12, according to The Nation.

“Prices are going to skyrocket, from school fees to food to transportation to school uniforms and to books. Everything is going to go up because of mono economy. If we are going to do that, it is incumbent upon the government to take seriously the demands of labour.

“Minimum wage needs to be reviewed; we cannot increase the cost of living and keep salaries where it is, they go hand in hand,” he added.

Fuel is now expected to sell at N145 per litre around the country due to the government’s removal of subsidy.

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