- The national chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff urges, Nigerian workers to put in more efforts in making Nigeria great
- Modu Sheriff says it is important that everyone be involved in the rebuilding process that would take Nigeria to greater heights
- The PDP chairman says the party understands the difficulties the nation is going through at the moment
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to pay reasonable minimum wage to workers if it returned to power in 2019.
The national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, made the promise in a statement signed by his deputy, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, on Monday. May 1 in Abuja.
Sherriff congratulated the workers on the 2017 Workers’ Day, and urged them to put in more efforts in making Nigeria great, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that the appeal was important as the country needed everyone to be involved in the rebuilding process that would take it to greater heights.
“When we take over power, we shall address minimum wage that will ensure workers’ pay will not only take them home, but will be able to also cater for the families and pay school fees.
“We understand the difficulties the nation is going through at the moment, but a government can only be changed through the ballots.
“2019 will be another opportunity to change power; then, the workers will know what it means to have PDP back in power,” Sheriff said.
He said that the PDP was not just seeking to take over power, but was also looking forward to partnering Labour to emancipate citizens, no matter their tribes or religions.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Kaduna central at upper chamber of National Assembly made the statement on Monday, May 1, during the workers celebration in Kaduna, the Sun reports.
NAIJ.com reports that the Senator representing Kaduna central at upper chamber of National Assembly made the statement on Monday, May 1, during the workers celebration in Kaduna, the Sun reports.
The senator described the current N18,000 minimum wage as ‘a big insult’ to Nigerian workers adding that, the amount was not even enough to feed a politician’s dog in a month.
Shehu Sani said the Nigerian workers deserve to live better than they are currently living as the country is reach enough to comfortably pay them.
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