President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is still considering if his government can afford to pay Nigerian workers a 30,000-naira minimum wage.

But the former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has already directed the implementation of 33,000-naira minimum wage to all employees in his companies.

This means that the least amount you can get paid if you work in any of Atiku’s several companies is 33,000 naira.

The Presidential candidate has already promised to pay a “living wage” of 40,000 naira if he is elected president in 2019.

The directive to implement the 33,000-naira minimum wage was issued to heads of business units of companies owned by the former vice president and was to take immediate effect.

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Muhammad El-Yakub, the Managing Director Gotel Communications, a company promoted by the former vice president in his home state in Adamawa, said the implementation of the payment would commence after a meeting with union officials.

He said the directive affected Gotel Communications and other companies owned by the former vice president.

He said, “Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Wazirin Adamawa, has ordered the implementation of 33,000-naira new minimum wage to workers in all of the businesses owned by him.

“The directive is with immediate effect and will be implemented across all the businesses owned by the former vice president.”

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