Act fast on the Minimum Wage, Citizens’ patience running out, SSANU tells Tinubu
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Mohammed Ibrahim, has told President Bola Tinubu that Nigerians’ patience was running out.
Ibrahim, however, added that the citizens were still optimistic that he had the expertise to fix the country’s economy.
He disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the 72nd Zonal Executive Council meeting of the association which ended at the University of Ilorin on Friday, adding that Tinubu should keep his promise of giving workers a new minimum wage in the first quarter of the year.
He stated, “Though we are aware of the state of the economy which is currently at its lowest ebb, the new government has what it takes to do the right thing. Every Nigerian today knows what he is going through.
The economy is not doing well. The purchasing powers of workers are at their lowest ebb and the security situation also becoming something else. However, we are optimistic that there is a new government and they have come with vigour.
They have also displayed that they have what it takes to do it. We are happy that there are a lot of pronouncements to the effect that issues about workers are going to be handled through wage awards. President Tinubu did mention that within the first quarter or so of this year, we are going to have a new minimum wage.”
Also speaking, the National Vice President of the western zone of SSANU, AbdulSuboor Salam, condemned the state of insecurity and kidnappings in Nigeria.