On the new minimum wage agitation
Iam sitting down quietly awaiting the outcome of negotiations between labour leaders and the federal government on the new minimum wage and trying to figure out how the fate of unemployed Nigerians is being considered in the light of possible rise in prices of goods and services after the increase is effected. While it is good to think that workers need better wages, it is also good to be mindful of the aftermath of the possible increase as people who are not working at all would still have to face imminent inflation accompanying the wage increase alongside salary earners. It therefore goes to suggest that government should put in place a price control mechanism to prevent arbitrary hike in prices of essential commodities as soon as it approves the wage increase.
Dorothy Amani, Kado, Abuja