As President Muhammadu Buhari marks his last May Day in the office today, labour unions have scored the regime and state governors low, saying they pauperised workers and inflicted hardship on Nigerians. Last week, the government paid the 40 per cent increase in allowance to various categories of federal workers but labour leaders said the pay rise had been lost to inflation. Though the regime increased the minimum wage to N30,000 from N18,000, the workers submitted that food inflation which skyrocketed from 9.78 per cent to 22.72 per inflation had eroded the increase.

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