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2019: Peter Obi Speaks On What Will Happen To New Minimum Wage If PDP Is Elected



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Peter Obi Speaks On New Minimum Wage

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and former Anambra state governor, Mr. Peter Obi has submitted that minimum wage should not be the same across states in Nigeria.

Making the submission while featuring on a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday, Obi said there should be a federal minimum wage from which states can now take a cue and negotiate based on realities in each state.

“I don’t believe that somebody In Lagos should earn the same thing as somebody who is in, maybe, Anambra State or somebody in Maiduguri.”

“I argued that every state is not the same. I said every state is not the same; every state won’t pay the same

“There has to be a federal minimum, then each state, working within this minimum, can decide where they should go. That is what is obtainable all over the world.

Answering how he would handle the situation if elected in 2019, he said the PDP administration would sit down with labour to find an acceptable figure.

“I am sure we will be able to come out with what is acceptable with Labour because I know we will sit down and discuss this constructively with the labour,” he said.

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