Ngelale made this statement while outlining the steps the Tinubu administration is taking to mitigate the effects of subsidy removal, In an interview with Channels TV.
He said, “I don’t want to preempt the president or the work of the minimum wage committee that is getting it down in those states, but what I would say is this: the president will want nothing less than a doubling. I mean doubling the current minimum wage.
As of June 36 states have received N300 billion more than they had received in any previous month in the last two years. They already have more money right now.
The federal government on its part is making sure it brings down the cost of food and energy by supporting transport companies and coming up with agriculture intervention as well as SMEs capitalization. States have all agreed during the last NEC meeting that they would support the new minimum wage.”