The past governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose, accuse the federal government of deceit.
He speaks up about the delayed implementation of the requested increment of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, in a press release issued on Wednesday 9th January, 2019. He says there is no need for the advisory technical committee which was set up by the President, because the President had earlier promised to send a bill to the house after the declared and executed strike action by The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) three months ago.
” It is on record that on the 6th of November, 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 t change. This is more than three months and the President is now setting up another committee.
According to him, this is all a fore play by the President to get the votes of the workers, as a result of their threat to vote against him in the upcoming elections.
As a result of the threat of the workers to vote against him in the upcoming elections.
He advises the workers to be smart.
” 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 them.
He further said that the Presidents deceitful ploy can not sway the workers into voting him.
” The workers should therefore shine their eyes and avoid being deceived by a President who has failed in all ways.