By Chinenye Festus:-
The Senator representing Borno South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Ali Ndume has said
federal lawmakers and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages to the detriment of Nigerian masses.
The lawmaker made the statement on Sunday, June 21, when he stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, had vindicated his position on the high cost of running a presidential democracy, which he insisted was no longer realistic, Vanguard reported.
Ndume noted that presidential democracy practiced in Nigeria is too high and no longer realistic – The lawmaker said workers in the country were being paid living wages while government officials earn luxury wages. He said the majority of Nigerians were living in abject poverty, adding that the N30, 000 minimum wage is too small for workers to survive on.
The lawmaker stated that only a few people in the country benefit from the country’s wealth. He said the majority of the resources in the country is spent on a few minorities while a few resources are spent on the majority of the population.
Is the Lawmaker just waking up to this reality? Well, it is not just saying this for saying sake, it’s about taking decisive actions to make it right so that workers will get what they rightly deserve.