Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to increase the minimum wage for the nation’s low-paid workers first.
Sani made this statement in light of a projected 114% rise in the pay for elected officials, including the president, vice president, governors, members of Congress, and those holding judicial and public office.
Wednesday, Sani tweeted: “Raising the minimum wage of underprivileged people should take precedence above that of the elites holding public office.
“With this 114% increase, a federal legislator’s salary will rise to nearly N2 million per month, while his office’s operating expenses will rise to N25 million per month. The money made available by eliminating the subsidy should be used carefully.
The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has requested a 114% increase in the pay of elected officials, including the president, vice president, governors, parliamentarians, and those holding judicial and public office, according to a previous story in the Daily Post.
The president, vice president, governors, deputy governors, ministers, commissioners, special advisers, legislators, and the holders of the offices mentioned in Sections 84 and 124 of this Constitution are among the political officeholders whose compensation is to be determined by RMAFC.