Following the struggle in Nigeria as regards the increment of N30,ooo as the new minimum wage for workers, the president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, increased its country’s minimum wage for workers to N126, 480 per month.

According to a Global Wage Report 2018/19 released yesterday, Cyril, said that the new minimum wage would take effect from January 1,2019.

 

The president noted that increment in the new minimum wage will encourage workers and serve as a benefits to about six million workers that are currently earning  R3,700 (N97,495).

 

However, Oriental Times reported that in South Africa one Rand of its currency is been exchanged for N26.35, this means that South African workers would be earning N527 per hour: N4,216 per day and N126,480 per month, while their Nigerian colleagues are currently earn N75 per hour, which is N600 per day (at eight working hours per day) and N18,000 per month.

 

So if paid N30,000 as minimum wage, Nigerian workers there would be earning N125 per hour or N1,000 per day, which amounts to N30,000 monthly.