The gubernatorial candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the last general elections in Ogun State, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has appealed to the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government to accede to the N200,000 minimum wage for workers across the country.
Oguntoyinbo noted that this is necessary in view of the present economic reality occasioned by the increment in the prices of goods and services across the country.
He made these disclosures via a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday.
Recall that the labour unions had proposed N200,000 as the minimum wage before the President.
Oguntoyinbo, however, appealed to Tinubu to accede to the request.
The NNPP candidate in the statement lamented that it is worrisome that low-income earners are struggling with harsh economic realities, with about 120 million citizens living in poverty.
He explained that the best way to reduce the suffering of the workers is to accede to the N200,000 minimum wage request.
He added that his appeal is based on the present economic reality in the country.
He said that Tinubu and the governors should find ways to listen and approve the request from the workers.
“There is a need for President Tinubu and governors to do some calculations and soul searching on the minimum wage to reflect the current realities in the country, by strengthening the take-home home of workers at the end of every month to meet the current market prices of foodstuffs and other essential utilities.
“All elected leaders should seize the opportunity of being elected among millions of citizens in the country to make a difference in the lives of people, by creating an enabling environment for Nigerians irrespective of their income to meet their comfortability.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to our President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and 36 state governors to make the welfare of workers and ordinary citizens a priority by adhering to the 200 thousand naira minimum wage rather than increasing their own pay.”
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