Minimum Wage: If Govt Can Embark on N17 trn Project That’s Not in Budget, Then Nigeria is Rich, They Can Pay Any Amount – Sule Lamido

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has asserted that Nigeria possesses enough money to afford any proposed national minimum wage.

Lamido pointed out that if the Nigerian Government can allocate approximately N17 trillion for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway without parliamentary approval, it signifies the capacity to meet any minimum wage demand.

Despite the initial rejection of the proposed N62,000 minimum wage by organized labour, which initially demanded N494,000 before reducing it to N250,000, Lamido emphasized Nigeria’s resource abundance and capability to address any financial challenge for the benefit of its citizens.

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Reacting, Lamido while appearing on Channels Television, said: “Nigeria is very rich with resources and can overcome any problem and pay any amount we feel is responsible for Nigerians.

“If the government can embark on an N17 trillion project that is not in the budget, not advertised, not tendered for, or did not go through due process, it means that Nigeria got the money.

“How can a government execute a budget of N17 trillion without a budget or passing through the National Assembly, it means the money is there; there is money in Nigeria.

“If they can carry out such a project then they can pay any minimum wage.”

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