The Federal Government (FG) has opened the lid on the insistence of N30,000 by the organized labour saying it is not sustainable in the long run.
This was disclosed by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Thursday who said some governors would not be able to meet up with the demands of an increased minimum wage with many of them still owing workers at the N18,000 threshold.
Adesina said, “So if they can’t pay N18,000 and labour is asking for N30,000 and they refuse to come lower, there may be a stalemate which will not be good for the country.
“I think in the spirit of negotiation, labour should not insist on N30,000″.
He further explained it does not matter if members of the Senate reduce their allowances, nothing changes in the long run.
“Even if they decide not to collect anything, it still doesn’t take care of N30,000 minimum wage; it doesn’t.
“Maybe if the members of the national assembly concede part of their salaries and allowances, it can make a dent on minimum wage. But other officeholders don’t earn anything outrageous,” he said.