Governors, Senators, Reps should get same minimum wage as labour –Rev. Fr. EJIKE MBAKA


Sunday, June 9, 2024 -Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) says the N62, 000 minimum wage being proposed by the Federal government should also be extended to Governors as well as Nigerian lawmakers both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

Worried by the Hardship being experienced by Nigerians and the ongoing debate for a living minimum wage, the Cleric while speaking to newsmen on Saturday, June 8, said;

“If we decide to give labour N60,000 or N62,000, why not generalise it to the House of Assembly members, senatorial members, House of Representative members, and governors? They are all civil servants, so are the others slaves? I can’t understand why they are amazing billions as sitting allowance, wardrobe allowance, newspaper allowance, and suffering allowance.

The people that should have such allowances are those suffering in the village. How much are our teachers, nurses, and doctors being paid? Let’s be realistic, our civil servants that wake early and return late daily, how much are they being paid?

Looking at the level of inflation in the country, you will see that we are all not sincere in this country. I’m pleading with the government that a stitch in time saves nine; this situation must be handled with care because it might be hijacked and nobody knows the ripple effect

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