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MINIMUM WAGE: Atiku approves N33,000 for his over 100,000 workers

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has increased minimum wage of workers in his conglomerate to N33,000

The approved amount is N3000 higher than the debatable N30,000 between organised labour and the federal government.

Following reports that President Muhammadu Buhari already approved N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers, the presidency has debunked the claim.

According to Mohammed El-Yakub, Managing Director of Gotel Communications, Atiku’s media outfit based in Yola, “the N33,000 new salary scale, which takes effect from November 2018, includes domestic servants and all categories of workers on the former VP’s payroll.

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El-Yakub who spoke to SaharaReporters on Thursday said over 100,000 people are currently drawing salary on a monthly basis from the former Vice President.

Following the recommendation of N30,000 as minimum wage by the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government, Atiku had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to endorse the figure.



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