Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has called for the enforcement of adherence to national minimum wage across the board, saying there is need to regulate how much people are paid.
Professor Osinbajo spoke on Monday at the end-of-year seminar of the State House Press Corps held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“We need to enforce some kind of adherence to minimum wage structure, not just minimum wage to the lowest paid person, but minimum wages across the board, especially so that there is certain amount of regulation of how people are paid and what they are paid,” he said.
He listed the reasons why the remuneration of journalists is poor to include the fact that employers are not willing to pay workers, non-respect of the minimum wage by the private sector, the non-regulation of entry into journalism and the market.
“Everywhere people are well paid, market usually determined what people are paid,” Osinbajo stated, pointing out that it is “difficult to negotiate higher pay unless it is market-driven”.