Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, who ran for governor of Ogun State on the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) ticket in the most recent general elections, has urged the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government to accept the N200,000 minimum salary for employees nationwide.
Oguntoyinbo pointed out that this is essential in light of the current economic situation brought on by the increase in the cost of goods and services nationwide.
He revealed these details in a statement that was delivered on Saturday and made available to 460play.
According to 460play, the President was presented with a N200,000 minimum wage proposal by the labor unions.
However, Oguntoyinbo pleaded with Tinubu to grant the request.
The NNPP candidate expressed concern that low-income earners are having a difficult time coping with tough economic realities, with around 120 million people in the country living in poverty.
He explained that agreeing to the N200,000 minimum wage request is the greatest approach to lessen the pain of the workers.
He continued by saying that his request is based on the nation’s current economic situation.
He suggested that Tinubu and the governors find a method to pay attention to and grant the employees’ desire.
President Tinubu and the governors should conduct some calculations and introspection regarding the minimum wage in order to reflect the country’s current realities by boosting employees’ take-home pay at the end of each month to keep up with the current market prices for food and other necessities.
“All elected officials should take advantage of the chance to change people’s lives by fostering an environment that allows Nigerians of all economic levels to live comfortably. This would help them to feel more secure in their daily lives.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to our President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the 36 state governors to make the welfare of workers and regular citizens a priority by upholding the 200 000 naira minimum wage instead of increasing their own pay,” the statement reads.