The presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabagi Sani, on Wednesday, stated that the N30,000 proposed New minimum wage is too small and has said he would pay N100,000 national minimum wage.
Yabagi made the disclosure to newsmen in Abuja while unveiling his running mate, Prince Martin Kunle Olateru-Olagbegi.
“Our agenda shall be anchored on the deployment of new governance models to restructure Nigeria and give our people a new direction,” he said.
On workers’ salary, he stated, “The Nigerian economy has the capacity to give a minimum of N100,000 per month to the least paid worker in this country. We have the capacity, what we are losing is leadership.
“A country that is number six among the crude oil and gas exporting countries in the world; a country that is number three among the gas exporting countries in the world; a country that has the largest population in Africa; a country that is remarkable in terms of where the resources of this world are deposited and a country that has the youngest population, youngest workers and youngest capital with all the potential, we cannot be paying N30,000 per month as minimum wage. Believe me, it is very small”.