The presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) at the 2023 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, has suggested that Lagos workers should be paid at least ₦300,000 monthly salary.
Sowore stated this in the wake of the recent controversies surrounding the public procurement document released by the Lagos state government.
He argued that after the public procurement document that exposed the mismanagement and misappropriation by the Lagos state government, there was no reason anyone in Lagos state should be earning below ₦300,000.
“There is no reason on earth that anyone in the Lagos state workforce should be earning less than ₦300k per month based on the revelations of mismanagement, misappropriation and embezzlement of Lagos revenues exposed recently.
“Don’t forget that my proposed minimum wage for Nigerian workers is ₦250k ($250) per month based on the cost of living, inflation and purchasing power parity,” Sowore said.
The Lagos state government recently came under heavy criticism after a former governorship aspirant, Funso Doherty drew the attention of Nigerians to the bogus budget earmarked for procurement in the state.
Doherty, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2023 governorship election, said the Lagos State government needed to consider its priorities in spending taxpayers’ money.
Currently, the minimum wage for workers in Nigeria is ₦30,000.00 but most states are struggling to meet this obligation.