‘Pay Minimum Wage With Recovered Loot’ – Falana Tells FG, State Govs.

Date: 14-06-2024 3:56 pm (4 weeks ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 14-06-2024 03:56 PM (4 weeks ago)

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Thursday, suggested ways for the Federal and State governments to pay the new minimum wage.

The Organised Labour and the Federal Government have yet to reach an agreement on the new minimum wage, with the former rejecting the latter’s N62,000 offer.

During the last meeting held by the Tripartite Committee on the New Minimum Wage on Friday in Abuja, labour reduced its demand to N250,000 from N494,000, while the Federal Government increased its offer from N60,000 to N62,000.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has however said the Federal Government will cut its coat according to size, meaning what is affordable will be implemented as new minimum wage.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Falana insisted that federal and state governments can pay the national minimum wage if looted monies are recovered.

The human rights lawyer urged the Nigerian authorities to muster the political will to take money from looted funds or money withheld from the federation account to pay the minimum wage.

“The state governments that are saying they have no money to pay, the money is there. All they need, including the Federal Government, is to muster the political will to collect and recover money either looted or withheld from the federation account,” Falana said.

Posted: at 14-06-2024 03:56 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 14-06-2024 04:25 PM (4 weeks ago)
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That sounds logical but the recovered loot has been used to run the government..  to pay senators and reps!! and judges!! the rest are sent to governors which is why they always pass only their own increment at the house Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 14-06-2024 04:25 PM (4 weeks ago) | Grande Master
- kp45 at 14-06-2024 07:13 PM (4 weeks ago)
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Don’t let them come for you because the money has been stolen.
Posted: at 14-06-2024 07:13 PM (4 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero