The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has urged state governors under the party to take the lead in the payment of minimum wage.
Oshiomhole stated this on Monday during the parley of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and the Federal Government at the Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State.
The party chairman added that this will make Nigerians feel impacts of government the more.
He said; “As the ruling party, it is good that the states under the APC should take the lead in the payment of the new salary structure to prove that it is a welfare party.”
“I want all the APC states to be the first to implement the new minimum wage, so that when workers start making trouble in some states as a result of non-payment of the minimum wage, APC states will not be affected.
“It is my desire that APC governors make the payment of the new minimum wage as a priority as a demonstration of our progressiveness and welfarist.”
“I say this because we are talking of synergy of policies as a theme of this meeting. It is with the synergy between APC governors and APC as a party that make ordinary Nigerians feel impacts of government the more.”
Also speaking during the meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha urged the governors to double their support in the fight against corruption.
He said: “I must at this point renew my call on the state governments to double their support in the anti-corruption battle as the gains of our collaboration continued to face the danger of annihilation, if corruption persist at subnational levels.
“Going forward, we must all work towards building a socially cohesive society in which the resources of the country work for all. We will continue to apply public funds in such a way that no section of the country or segment of the population will suffer social exclusion.”
“You are all aware that insecurity has remained a big challenge for us all. We remain determined to subdue this challenge and secure the country more than ever before.
“While the protection of lives and properties is a primary responsibility of government, it is also incumbent on the citizens to share in this responsibility, as security is a collective responsibility.”
“That is why this administration has remained justifiably proud of the singular achievement of bringing our economy back on track from recession and place it on the part of growth and competitiveness in the last four years; especially, in the areas of human capital development, infrastructure development and prosperity.
“Nigeria is on a renewed growth trajectory. Accordingly, we will do everything within our powers to sustain the current economic recovery efforts. We will continue to reinforce our micro-economic policies to achieve sustainable economic stability and growth.
“We will also continue to ensure that the growth come along with more jobs and a fair and just distribution of the national wealth. Your continued cooperation in this regard is very vital.”
“This administration has come this far because of the unfaltering support and goodwill of Your Excellences. I’m confident that together, we would achieve our objective of building a united and prosperous Nigeria.”