University lecturers demand ₦350,000 minimum wage

Universities’ union, the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), on Wednesday, proposed to earn a minimum wage of N350,000.

NAAT’s president, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, stated this at the opening session of the union’s 5th National Delegates Conference, held at the University of Abuja.

“Nigeria must transcend the concept of a mere minimum wage to embrace the notion of a living wage, commensurate with the rising cost of living.

“On this note, I propose a minimum of N350,000 for the Nigerian worker as a monthly wage,” the NAAT president said.

The workers, who vowed not to go above or below that amount, explained that the current economic situation in the country, occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy and high inflation rates, has exacerbated the hardship they and their dependants face.

He equally identified backlog of salaries owed to NAAT members as a problematic issue facing it.

“It remains a pressing concern, impacting the financial stability of our members and causing disaffection and low morale,” Nwokoma said.




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