If you thought that 18,000 naira minimum was unsustainable, how about some Nigerian workers who still get paid 6,000 naira per month?

That is the fate of some local government workers in Zamfara state who are said to be the worst paid in Nigeria.

They still earn less than $20, about 7,200 per month as minimum wage.

This is a far cry from the 18,000 naira set nationally.

Ibrahim Khaleel who is the National President Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) made the alarming revelation in Abuja, ahead of the 40th anniversary of the union.

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Khaleel said Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s non-compliance with the 18,000-naira minimum wage, was the real reason he is obstructing the actualisation of the proposed 30,000-naira minimum wage.

Khaleel, who is also the National Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), insisted that the low-earning power of Zamfara residents was responsible for the rising insecurity in the state.

The labour leader noted that as long as the workers were not well paid, there would be no peace in the state.

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