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“The current N30,000 minimum wage is worth less than N18,000 the least paid Nigerian workers received between 2011 and 2018.” – This was the verdict that reverberated across board in all the 36 states of the federation as Nigerian workers sum up their plight under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the last eight years.

Though the sprawling federal secretariat in Abuja houses most of the ministries of the Federal Government, but for many of the workers, the edifice is not only viewed as the ‘engine room of bureaucracy’, the twin complex has been a centre of anguish for them.

The public employees say their condition of living was better between 2011 and 2018 when the minimum wage regime was N18,000 than when it was raised by 67 per cent to N30,000.

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