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Minimum Wage: Why Governors cannot pay N30,000 – Presidential candidate

Olawepo Hashim

The Presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT) Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim says state governments are reluctant to pay the new N30, 000 minimum wage because they lacked creativity in generating wealth.

Olawepo-Hashim said this while promising to pay workers a minimum wage of N50,000 and ensure free health care for the citizens if he is elected as President.

He said this at the inauguration of his campaigns, ahead of 2019 general elections in Abuja, NAN reports.

He said: “Governors don’t know how to create wealth, when we are elected, we will pay N50, 000. It will be how to give Nigerians living wage.

“Nigeria is one of the countries that have the highest rate of returns on investment, but the problem has always been the bottlenecks which public servants put in the way of investors.

“These bottlenecks are man-made that can be removed within 90 days and Nigeria will be able to target five percent of infrastructure funds that will be flowing in this country.

“We have about 7.8 trillion dollars in infrastructure funds in the world looking for where to make money.“

He further said that if elected, he would provide four million jobs every year by creating enabling environment for the effective participation of foreign and indigenous investors and private sector to create jobs.

Olawepo-Hashim said this would be possible because Nigeria remained a very good destination for investment, adding that all the country needed was massive infrastructure deficit.

“We will unite Nigerians and fight ethnicity, 2019 will be about the welfare and security of our people,” he added.

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