N30,000 minimum wage is criminal, I pay my cleaner N60,000 – Oshiomhole

Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole has condemned the N30,000 minimum wage.

Oshiomhole described the current minimum wage as “criminal wage,” stressing that he pays his cleaner N60, 000.

Featuring on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Oshiomhole said the current minimum wage was not enough 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.”

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