Former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has told President Bola Tinubu that N30,000 minimum wage is no longer enough considering the current reality in Nigeria.
According to Abdulsalami, President Bola Tinubu should consider increasing the minimum wage, as he believes that N30,000 cannot lead to meaningful human development anywhere in the world.
The former Head of State spoke in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, Wednesday, when he delivered a speech at a maiden Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Summit, organised by Taraba Independent Peace Committee.
Represented by Rev Fr Atah Bakindo, the head of secretariat of Kukah Centre and National Peace Committee, he urged Nigerians to utilise the resources within their areas to improve their standard of living.
“I want to plead with the Nigerian president that the N30,000 national minimum wage cannot take Nigerians anywhere. It is not acceptable anywhere in the world, and it cannot develop anybody; there is an urgent need to increase wages for the betterment of our growth.
“I want to urge the people of Taraba State to reconcile whatever kind of difference that created clashes and disunity. You cannot harness any development if you are not in peace and unity. You are fortunate to have the natural resources; peace and unity are the only bedrock of development,” he said.