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FG assures workers on ‘living’ minimum wage, tasks voters


The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon finalise the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that would satisfy workers.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave this assurance in his remarks at the 22nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC Headquarters, Abuja, tagged “Bless the Lord, O my soul.”

Represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle, the SGF said that the present administration was sensitive to the plight of the workers and ordinary Nigerians and would continue to do its best to improve their welfare.

Mustapha said: “While this administration is determined to bring our nation to self-sufficiency and self-reliance, it is also sensitive to the plight and wishes of the Nigerian masses.

“I assure Nigerians that the recent agitation for upward review in the national minimum wage will soon be addressed in such a way that not only Nigerian workers will smile, but the entire nation will be better for it”, the SGF added.

Noting that Nigeria needs prayers and support of churches more at this time in the nation’s history, Mustapha explained that while government was working hard to address the nation’s challenges, the church should continue to assist the government with prayers.

He explained further: “As I sincerely appreciate your prayers of the past which have helped us this far, I wish to reiterate that this government, more than ever before, needs the prayers and support of churches and well-meaning citizens.

“I, therefore, call on the church to add more oil to its lamp of prayer and praise while government is working hard to perfect on restoration of security, peace and economic prosperity.

“I have no doubt that with the indomitable weapons of prayer and praise like what we are gathering here today to do, the walls of corruption, insecurity and economic challenges will be brought down and our nation shall possess its possessions”, Mustapha added.

Mustapha charged Christians to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them exercise their franchise and vote for leaders of their choice pointing out that if they failed to do this, others will elect their choices to lead them.

He stressed: “The Church is not expected to sit back or fold their arms and watch others elect leaders for them. I call on all believers to rise to their constitutional responsibilities as patriots during the forthcoming general elections and exercise their franchise.

“If you don’t go out to elect the leader of your choice, others will elect theirs to lead you”, the SGF added.