Before Reducing Minimum Wage, Remember You Will Meet The Masses 4 Years After Now – Ben Bruce Tells Govs

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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senator Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa at the upper Legislative assembly has called on Nigerian Governors Planning to reduce the 18,000 minimum wage to have a rethink and consider the people first before making such a move.

The Common Sense Advocate, Chairman, Silverbird Group reacting to the moves by Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF took to his twitter account to state the following…

Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo says he would rather continue to put pressure on the rich to pay their taxes regularly than reducing the salaries/wages of workers in the State.

Oshiomhole stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.

The governor, who restated his opposition to reduction of workers’ salaies as being contemplated by the Governors Forum, advised state governments to look inwards to boost their internally generated revenue to enable them maintain the N18,000 minimum wage.

“You have to pay tax, they are telling me who are you? And I’m like I’m government and if you don’t pay who have houses in other countries; you pay your land use charge.

“And when you come to Edo you think you can use bold face. No, I squeeze you.

“If you don’t pay, we take you to court, we secure conviction and we send you to prison. And we have secured convictions; we destroyed properties of rich people and they are excreting.

“Well, this kind of excreting is not something that is smelling. We just squeeze the money out of their pockets.

“And we are up to date in salaries. Last month I paid (salaries) on 25th, the month before I paid on the 23rd and this month I will pay by the 20th, before Christmas and people are entitled to celebrate democracy’’, he said.

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