National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun while answering questions from journalists in Abuja said that the states should be allowed to fix their minimum wage according to their financial capabilities.
He said although it was a matter for the Executive arm, the executive at federal and state levels would have to consider the demand in line with their ability to pay.
The Nigeria Labour Congress recently proposed N56, 000 as minimum wage for the Nigerian worker, just as a faction is also demanding for N90, 000, as against the current N18, 000 .
”That is always what happens (the demand) but this must be based on the economic realities on the ground, the ability to pay.
”Perhaps to even demonstrate that this is not a central but a federal matter that states should be allowed to make their decisions based on their ability to pay.
”The cost of living is not the same in every part of the country,” he added.