Nigerian Govt Counters PDP Govs’ Accusations, Cites Minimum Wage and Economic Pressures



The Federal Government has blamed the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the economic hardships Nigerians are facing.

“It is a fact that many of the PDP Governors have not paid N30,000 minimum wage to their workers since it took effect more than 4 years ago. All of these anomalies in their states contribute significantly to the economic pressure their citizens face,” the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said on Tuesday.

The statement by the minister comes a day after the PDP governors decried the free fall of the naira and its attendant consequences comparing the economy and security challenges of the country to that of Venezuela.

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In his response, the minister said, “Though our country is going through some rough patches, which are being addressed by the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our situation is nowhere near what is happening in Venezuela.”

He also asked Nigerians to inquire from the PDP governors how far and how well they have utilised the increased revenue to better the lives of Nigerians in their respective states.

Idris also stated that if the opposition party was interested in the well-being of the citizens they needed to attend to issues of the state.

”If PDP governors are genuinely interested in the living conditions of Nigerians and are not just stirring up disaffection and ill-will towards the federal government, we urge them to meet their obligations to workers, pensioners, and local contractors and see the multiplier effect.”

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