Minimum wage: Buhari the most masses-friendly president Nigeria has ever had - Nwoga

Minimum wage: Buhari the most masses-friendly president Nigeria has ever had - Nwoga

- The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) calls the president the most masses-friendly among all that have led the country

- The BSO commends the president for fulfilling his promise to sign the minimum wage bill into law

- The organisation appeals to states, local governments and the private sector to implement the newly signed bill

The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) said on Sunday, April 21, that the Nigerian leader has become the most masses and labour-friendly president the country has ever produced.

The BSO said this while commending President Buhari for signing the N30, 000 minimum wage bill into law recently.

Chief Anike Nwoga, the chairman of the BSO in Enugu state, said in a statement, that Buhari’s name would now go down in history as the most masses and labour-friendly president in Nigeria.

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According to Nwoga, Buhari had paid back to the masses, who supported him serially since his first presidential election in 2003, by signing the N30, 000 minimum wage into law.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Nwoga as saying: “We are particularly happy about the timing of the president in signing the new minimum wage.

“If the president had signed it before the election, the opposition will spin that it was an election gimmick. The timing has spared us the opposition’s usual fake news.”

The BSO chairman further said while campaigning for a second tenure, President Buhari had assured workers of the new N30, 000 minimum wage and continuation of critical infrastructural development.

“This is another promise fulfilled,” Nwoga said.

While appealing to the local, state governments and the private sector employers to diligently honour and implement the new wage, he added: “This is a win-win scenario for it not only rhymes with the provision of the 1999 constitution, which states clearly that the primary purpose of government is the welfare and security of the people, but will usher in prosperity.

“It is this holy alliance between Buhari and Nigerian masses, which without prejudice to the petition before the presidential election tribunal by PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, which makes the Facebook suit a mere academic exercise.

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“We have maintained that Buhari has 12 million votes bank in display exhibited in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 presidential elections.” earlier reported that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, recently congratulated Nigerian workers over the signing of N30,000 minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki, who is the chairman of National Assembly, in a series of tweets on Thursday, April 18, described the signing of the minimum wage into law as a good step in the right direction. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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