- Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that state governors and lawmakers can actually help the country with half of their salaries
- Adeboye said that it is sad that while some governors are not willing to pay the new minimum wage of 30,000, their salaries are still intact
- The cleric said that Nigeria, going by its budget for health, education and infrastructure, is far behind compared to other countries of the world
Nigerian state governors and lawmakers have been called upon to sacrifice half of their salaries for the betterment of the country.
The call was made by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide who on Sunday, January 12, said that this will help Nigerians with hardship and poor infrastructure, The Nation reports.
Adeboye said that Nigeria's budgetary allocations for health, education and infrastructure, reveal that the country is still far behind compared to other nations of the world.
The cleric called on the federal government to follow the examples of developed nations who give more attention to these sectors.
He lamented that why many governors are yet unwilling to comply with the new minimum wage of 30,000 for workers, their salaries and allowances are intact.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the ministry to do its utmost to lift not less than 100 million Nigerians from poverty in 2020.
The minister explained that President Buhari said this will be achieved through the provision of a conducive environment for start-up businesses.
Following this, she said that the ministry is moving fast to achieve the welcome vision of the president for the country as soon as possible. She added that this is why the finance bill came up.
Zainab said: “In 2020, we want to move very fast because we realized that going at the steady rate we are doing is not going to make the kind of change that the president has directed must happen.
“So, we have to make sure that we are creating more jobs and reducing unemployment, and pulling as many Nigerians as possible out of poverty. And that is the reason why when we did the finance bill..."
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