President Bola Tinubu has been urged by INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church Primate Elijah Ayodele to raise the minimum pay for employees to N100,000.
This call was made by Ayodele on Thursday in a statement that was signed by his media assistant, Osho Oluwatosin.
The cleric claimed that rather than the proposed N8,000 palliatives to 12 million households, raising the minimum wage would mitigate the effects of subsidy elimination.
Primate Ayodele claims that the N8,000 palliatives will not aid the desperate poor masses and will instead promote corruption.
He claimed that due of political corruption, palliatives would not seriously affect the populace.
Ayodele claims that the N8,000 palliative will be a complete waste of time since unscrupulous practises will ruin the procedure and prevent it from working.
If the government truly has the interests of the people in mind, he claimed, the minimum salary should be raised to N100,000.
Ayodele pointed out that an increase in the minimum wage will directly affect the populace.
He said, “The minimum wage should be raised to N100,000 if the government is truly concerned about the masses.”It will significantly mitigate the effects of inflation and subsidy elimination. An raise in the minimum wage will directly affect the people more than the N8,000 palliative.
“The N8,000 palliative is corruption, I don’t see anything in the palliative, and it won’t help the poor masses,” the speaker said. Even though the President has signed it, it won’t have any effect. The governors will utilise it for their own personal gain. “It will not be a blessing to the majority; the palliative is just a waste of time and energy, it cannot serve its purpose,” said the author.