Peter Obi slams: “This Is Not the Time to Raise Elected Politicians’ Salaries.” Tinubu

 

Remember that on Wednesday, the President Bola -led administration allegedly proposed a 114% increase in the salaries of elected politicians, including the President, Vice President, Governors, Members of Congress, and those holding judicial and public office, according to a number of reports making waves on social media.

In his response, emphasized that the pay increase was made at an inopportune moment as millions of Nigerians live in abject poverty.

He continued by saying that the next administration should put more effort into reducing the expense of running the country and easing Nigerians' suffering.

The tweet said, “I learned with considerable reluctance that the Revenue Mobilization has approved a 114% increase in the wages of elected officials, including the President, Vice President, Governors, Members of Congress, and those holding judicial and public office.

Budget and Allocation Commission (RMAFC). If a wage increase is essential at all, now is not the time for it. A typical Nigerian nowadays must contend with numerous severe economic realities, and more than 130 million people in Nigeria now live in poverty. At this time, the government's most recent reform initiatives have dramatically raised the cost of living.

“One would anticipate that public officials and leaders would prioritize lowering the expense of governance and easing Nigerians' suffering. Now is the time for innovative solutions to help the majority escape poverty.

“In the immortal words of Shakespeare's Julius Ceaser, “What touches us ourselves shall be last served.” Therefore, the leaders should put the needs of the people and those in the lower social classes above their own.

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“At this moment in our country, the leaders should make the sacrifice. The increase should be stopped right away, and the money saved should go toward improving rural communities' access to healthcare, education, and poverty relief.

 

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