The National Union Of Journalist has backed the plan for an upward review from the current N18,000 minimum wage.
The union’s stand was contained in an 11-point communiqué issued at the end of its quarterly National Executive Council meeting held in Owerri, Imo State which noted that the current minimum wage was too meagre to accommodate the daily needs of workers and urged the Federal Government to review it upward.
“The minimum wage is no longer in tandem with prevailing economic realities because of the high cost of living in the country. Government should urgently review upward the present minimum wage of N18, 000,” the communique read.
Also it called on the President to fix the deplorable state of road and give attention to oil developing areas.
“In the same vein, leaders of the Niger Delta should prevail on youths in their area to desist from further destruction of oil and gas installations and other national assets in the region.
“Similarly, there is need for a more robust response from stakeholders, non-governmental organisations, development partners and donor agencies in rebuilding and reintegrating victims of insurgency.
“This will discourage those who have moved to their communities from returning to the Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) camps,”