Workers are pleading with the federal government to provide them with appropriate remuneration as it seeks to evaluate the nation’s minimum wage in light of the hike in inflation rates.
Workers who spoke to Newsmen complained that their finances were being severely harmed by the rising inflationary pressures, which were eroding their purchasing power.
A civil official who went by Opeyemi claimed that the economic situation was nearing intolerable proportions because most food costs had increased.
He said that his weekly transportation expenses to get to work had increased.
Although the government of Lagos State had promised some palliatives, he pointed out that he was unsure whether workers in other states were also receiving those.
Another government employee, who gave her name as Deborah, also expressed concerns about the daily increase in food prices.
Deborah said her salary was no longer viable.
Muda Yusuf, the executive director of the Center for Promotion of Private Enterprises, in an exclusive interview with Newsmen, noted that the economic situation is very difficult for workers.
“Even before this new wave of price hikes, our public sector workers were struggling to get decent wages and salaries, especially when you compare the average worker in the private sector to the average worker in the public sector,” Mr Yusuf said. They were under paid.