Buhari urged to fund minimum wage with money recovered from corrupt officials

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged
President Muhammadu Buhari to “intensify his government
crackdown on corrupt money and recovery of other illicit wealth by
public officials and institutions to fund the proposed N65,000
national minimum wage by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), if
he is to fulfil the needs of ordinary Nigerians who continue to
struggle to make ends meet, and whom he has called his
‘constituency.’”
“To improve the ability of the government to pay the NLC-proposed
minimum wage, the government can begin to take tangible steps
like proposing legislation to cut security votes of around N241
billion yearly; directing the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and
Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to take legal action to seek refund of
the illegal N13.5 million monthly ‘running cost’ for each senator
and N10 million monthly allowance for each member of the House
of Representatives.
“Buhari can also push to stop former governors from receiving
double pay and life pensions as serving senators and ministers,
while instructing the Attorney General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice to use the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as
amended) to seek refund of over N40 billions of public funds
received by ex-governors now serving in appointive or elective
positions as public officers.

5 Comments

  1. Nice one

  2. ok

  3. gud

  4. Great

  5. Good idea for the contribution

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