Adams Oshiomhole, Senator for Edo North, has denounced the N30,000 minimum wage.
Oshiomhole called the existing minimum wage a “criminal wage,” noting that he pays his cleaner N60,000 per month.
Oshiomhole stated on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics that the existing minimum wage is insufficient for workers.
According to Oshiomhole: “What we call minimum wage is a criminal wage.
“I can tell you what I have decided to pay my cleaner. My cleaner is just a primary school – I’m not sure she even has a school leaving certificate. But she’s knowledgeable enough to clean the house.
“I found myself unable to pay her less than N60,000 – in fact, N60,000. It’s about my conscience. I’m trying to imagine what she has to pay for a house. She told me she has four children.
“I’m trying to imagine how she has to look after those children and I cannot question why she should have four children.”