- President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of insincerity in the ongoing new minimum wage saga
- Former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose made the accusation in a statement signed by his media aide, Lere Olayinka
- Fayose questioned the constitution of a new committee when the president had already promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000
Ayodele Fayose , former governor of Ekiti state has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of insincerity in the issue of the N30,000 minimum wage after the president set up an advisory technical committee to recommend modalities for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
According to the former governor, this is a diversionary tactics by the Nigerian president and it is aimed to further deceive the workers, Channels TV reports.
The former governor disclosed this in a release issued on Wednesday, January 9, by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.
Fayose questioned the constitution of a new committee when the president had already promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000 three months ago.
“It is on record that on November 6, 2018, while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage, President Buhari endorsed N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. He also promised to send a bill to the National Assembly to effect the change from N18,000 to N30,000.
“This is more than three months and the President is now setting up another committee purportedly to recommend modalities for the implementation of the new minimum wage. So what did the first committee that recommended the N30,000 minimum wage actually do?
“How committees is he going to set up on a new minimum wage that he told Nigerians that he already approved since November last year and was set to present the bill to the National Assembly?
“The president is simply playing on the intelligence of the workers by giving impression that he is committed to the new minimum wage so as to get votes from the them.
“The workers should therefore shine their eyes and avoid being deceived by a President who has failed in all ramifications and desperately seeking to hold on to power even at the expense of the suffering Nigerians.”
Fayose added that “no amount of deceitful committee will sway the workers into reelecting allowing a failed government to superintend over the country for another four years”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa, on Wednesday, January 9, promised to pay N30,000 minimum wage to workers if the National Minimum Wage Bill is passed into law.
Bindow spoke in Yola, when he addressed members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), who were on a protest march to press for payment of the new minimum wage.
The governor, who received the labour leaders at the gate of the Government House, said that the welfare of civil servants had always been his concern.
He praised labour unions for the support accorded to his administration.
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