The Poor Remuneration Of Workers In Nigeria

By - - [ Job ]

Labour is not a new concept to man, it is as old as man on earth, according to Christian teaching, God imposed on man the punishment of labour as a result of his disobedience to his instruction, man abused his God-given freedom and privileges (Gen. 3:17-19). Man is to continue to labour, if he must eat and take care of his daily needs. This problem has taken a new dimension today, there are factories, industries and business ventures that employ men and women for the purpose of carrying out this divine mandate (labour), but men are being alienated from their own labour, this happens mainly due to the poor remuneration of workers by their employers and sadly enough some persons who do not work are being paid even more than those who are actually working.

The problem of poor remuneration of workers, has being a long and persistent issue in the history of mankind. Men and women work very hard, under bad and unfavourable conditions solely for the aim of meeting their basic and daily needs of life, only to be exploited by their employees, they work very hard, only to be alienated from their own labour by been given poor and unjust wages or salary for their labour.

What do you make of a young man who works for a firm and out of his own hard work and ingenuity he is able to make large amount of money, for his firm, only to be paid a meagre sum at the end of the month?

My question is, what measure is the government putting in place to address this ugly trend both in the public and private sector?  And also what can the workers do on their part to address this ugly trend? 

The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Richard Adinamuo - 2019-10-09 18:28:00

If the company is to pay higher dey have to employ less work force and the work rate of the current workers have to increase so that there has to be more product for consumers. Also govt have to support locally produced goods for export

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-09 19:18:28

Nigeria Is a country where the rich get richer and the poor if not by God's intervention and grace get poorer, this issue can be solved if we have a better system that believes in equity between citizens 

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By COURAGE AGBONS - 2019-10-09 19:41:25

Actually it doesn't seem as though the government doesn't care about the remuneration level and how it affects it citizens because the work hours system operated in Nigeria here us appaulling where people work so tedious only to earn a little quota of what labour pays people on daily and weekly basis in other economies even looking at the civil servant payment rate of 30,000 that has lingered on without settlement and implementation is enough reason to realise that the government doesn't give a damn about it citizens. 

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Anthony Adinamou - 2019-10-09 20:16:42

This right here is actually a very serious problem, not just in Nigeria,but the world as large, but it persists mostly in developing countries, because most developed countries adopt a earn as you work approach, which means you get paid based on the number of hours you put in on the job. But in underdeveloped countries and developing countries, it is different and continues to persists mainly due to a number of factors ranging from corruption to inability to balance the scale between labour and profit. And the most effective way to curb this issue is to set up a minimum wage based on the hours put in and results gotten just like in developed countries.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-10-09 20:34:21

The reason why some people earn little after working for many hours is because of their educational qualification. Those who are into Professional works like banking and medicine and surgery or engineering work less hours but are paid hugely. While those who are into non professional works need to work for long hours and at the end they earn little. Education is the key and secret.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-09 21:18:41

The truth is workers would continue to be exploited if the rate of unemployment remains very high. If available jobs outnumber the available manpower, then workers would even be over payed. But since opposite is the case with current happenings, labor exploitation would continue, it might even worsen

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Tolulope Abiodun - 2019-10-09 21:18:47

The truth is workers would continue to be exploited if the rate of unemployment remains very high. If available jobs outnumber the available manpower, then workers would even be over payed. But since opposite is the case with current happenings, labor exploitation would continue, it might even worsen

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Alonge Iyanuoluwa - 2019-10-09 21:23:46

Emmanuel123 The reason why some people earn little after working for many hours is because of their educational qualification. Those who are into Professional works like banking and medicine and surgery or engineering work less hours but are paid hugely. While those who are into non professional works need to work for long hours and at the end they earn little. Education is the key and secret.

I refuse to agree with this. Even if one does not acquire a high level of education, there should be a minimum wage to be earned by all. Take a look at the advance countries, they have a minimum wage which is paid per hour, but in Nigeria, there are people who have low educational qualification and they earn below 18k minimum wage. What sort of country are we living in????

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Ehikioya Elisha - 2019-10-09 21:26:49

This has been a major since i was born and i know the government are not making and going to make any progress so lets not give ourselves false hope

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Morrison Preye - 2019-10-09 22:13:13

You know most people blaming government for not employing people after graduation.. Comes to think of it.. It won't be possible as u think... Many are workers already.. And each year students are graduating... So government cannot remove the other workers and employ new people.. As such things has happened like this now.. Why can't you crate a job for self.. Self employment.. Crate it and develop yourself 

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Aishat Musa - 2019-10-10 19:16:21

This country is not the matter of level of education , even people with high grades end up working with a very low salary, in this country we are , u find Bsc holder working as a clerk. There are no employment , what really works these days is being self employed.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Ojo Victor - 2019-10-11 18:00:23

This is very pathetic and our leaders aren't seems to be moved at all. All they cared is about themselves and families,they don't care about the masses. As a person I think the only solution for now is that one should try to be self employed because this economy isn't favourable for a just worker.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Akinkuebi Boluwatife - 2019-10-11 23:13:01

The government should put in place a law that encourages the adequate compensation of workers just like the case of minimum wage.Also people should stop acting like they need the job because it will make their employers to take undue advantage of them...but when you act like you are doing the company a favor I believe they won't want to treat u anyhow

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Ugwuodo Jonas - 2019-10-11 23:24:30

Yes this is true.in Nigeria many workers both civil servants,military, para military, company workers and even labourers dont get paid according to their worth.The Nigerian government should really look into this problem and find a solution.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-12 19:09:00

I think the main reason behind this problem is largely due to illiteracy. Some people don't even go to college. Those that own factories and industries all went to college and attain degree. You can't expect someone who just went to high school and someone who attended college to collect the same amount of salary. What government can do about this in Nigeria is to provide facilitated schools and sponsor students who are unable to go college because of insufficient funds

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Olufunmilayo modupe Jimson - 2019-10-13 17:47:32

What do we call poor remuneration, it is wages that can't meet the need of the workers. To me I don't see the problems being solved by increasing the remuneration but to make goods and services available to the citizenry at affordable rate which is geared by a competitive market in the country. All I think government should do is to make an enabling platform for small businesses to thrive,make electricity work,good road networks from villages to urban cities for produce transportation. If all these are in place,goods and services will be affordable and the wages will be able to meet the needs.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Ikemefuna Chukwuenyem - 2019-10-13 19:24:10

Remuneration of workers in Nigeria have been a talk on campaign ground by politicians. At the end of the day it still remain as low as it is. Government did not have the political will to uplift it. The private sector always take it's bench mark from the government. Everybody know that the remuneration of workers in Nigeria is quite poor. Government always have a way of dividing the workers leadership. While antagonising each other the workers leadership will not effectively negotiate very well on any issue effecting workers welfare with government. To go on strike is out of the question now. Workers leadership should sit up.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Cassandra Ibebunjo - 2019-10-13 20:02:20

increase in salaries and wages being demanded by the Nigeria labour congress is one of the ways whereby workers can demand increase in wage.if government can pay their own increase in salaries it can now be made a law that will allow even the pruvate employer to increase thier salaries.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Toheeb Opeyemi - 2019-10-13 20:24:03

Remuneration of workers in Nigeria have been a talk on campaign ground by politicians. At the end of the day it still remain as low as it is. Government did not have the political will to uplift it. The private sector always take it's bench mark from the government. Everybody know that the remuneration of workers in Nigeria is quite poor.

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The poor remuneration of workers in Nigeria - By Jinatu Akinsola - 2019-10-14 05:57:31

It is an unfortunate experience in Nigeria that workers ‘s remuneration are poor. There is lack of check and balance on the part of the government, no measure is put in place to monitor how private enterprises pay their workers and this is why Chinese and Indian companies in Nigeria use Nigerians as labourers. The government should make sure that no companies pay less than the minimum wage for the various categories of workers. In fact companies should pay higher because they are into production. This was what happened in the 70s and 80s. We don’t really know where Nigeria missed it.

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