Nigerian States’ Minimum Wage Offers: A Comparative Analysis

As the debate on minimum wage continues to rage on in Nigeria, various states have announced their respective minimum wage offers. In this report, we take a closer look at what each of the 36 states is offering its workers.

Rivers State leads the pack with a minimum wage offer of N80,000, followed closely by Lagos State with N75,000. Ogun and Plateau States are also among the top five, offering N65,000 each.

On the other hand, Zamfara State has the lowest minimum wage offer of N30,000, while Kogi State is offering N35,000. Other states like Jigawa, Kebbi, and Sokoto are also offering relatively low minimum wages of N40,000 each.

Some states like Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Delta are offering N65,000, N65,000, and N68,000 respectively, while others like Edo and Borno are offering N70,000 each.

It’s worth noting that these figures vary significantly across the country, reflecting the different economic realities and priorities of each state. While some states are prioritizing higher minimum wages to attract and retain talent, others may be constrained by limited resources and competing demands on their budgets.

Here’s a full breakdown of the minimum wage offers by each state:

  • Abia – N40,000
  • Adamawa – N45,000
  • Akwa Ibom – N65,000
  • Anambra – N50,000
  • Bauchi – N40,000
  • Bayelsa – N65,000
  • Benue – N48,000
  • Borno – N70,000
  • Cross River – N65,000
  • Delta – N68,000
  • Ebonyi – N40,000
  • Edo – N70,000
  • Ekiti – N55,000
  • Enugu – N43,000
  • Gombe – N45,000
  • Imo – N57,000
  • Jigawa – N40,000
  • Kaduna – N45,000
  • Kano – N50,000
  • Katsina – N45,000
  • Kebbi – N40,000
  • Kogi – N35,000
  • Kwara – N43,000
  • Lagos – N75,000
  • Nasarawa – N40,000
  • Niger – N45,000
  • Ogun – N65,000
  • Ondo – N62,000
  • Osun – N57,000
  • Oyo – N60,000
  • Plateau – N65,000
  • Rivers – N80,000
  • Sokoto – N40,000
  • Taraba – N45,000
  • Yobe – N42,000
  • Zamfara – N30,000

This analysis highlights the need for a more harmonized approach to minimum wage setting across the country, taking into account the unique economic and social realities of each state.

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