The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, proposes a minimum wage of at least N250,000 if elected president in the 2023 general elections.
The presidential candidate made this known while calling out Labour Party’s Peter Obi for stealing his idea.
According to Sowore in a tweet, the minimum wage Nigerian workers are entitled to must reflect the cost of living and the purchasing power parity.
“Although they stole this idea from our 2018 campaign, this @NgLabour minimum wage idea is NOW OUTDATED-The Minimum Wage must reflect the cost of living and the purchasing power parity. We are proposing at least N250,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers! #TakeItBack,” Sowore said.
This, however, was met with mixed reactions from citizens; some agreed to it while others condemned the idea as unattainable.
See some reactions below …
You are confused, Sowore.
— Afolasakin Gideon (@Afolasakin01) December 8, 2022
Both of you are not serious lmao . When you should be focusing on how to make the Naira appreciate against the dollar , so that 30k naira will be like the 250k that you are proposing
— Saif El-yaqoub (@SaifEly) December 8, 2022
How much are you paying your workers now?
— Mendex (@mendex86) December 8, 2022
With Per hour Salary system – #1000 per hour ( work 10 hours per day for 10 days) = #100,000. You can see how cheap the payment system has failed. With @NgLabour #ObidattiManifesto – per hour wage system 👍👍👍. Even with #500 per hour for 10 hours for 20 days in month =#100,000
— Oluwapelumi D. Oyeleye (@IamDiplexy) December 8, 2022
U were once overrated
— Jude Akhidenor 🇳🇬🇱🇷 (@JudeHeavenly) December 8, 2022