The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Friday, advised President Bola Tinubu to increase workers’ minimum wage to N100,000 to cushion the effect of subsidy removal instead of the proposed N8,000 palliative to 12 million households as planned by government.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Ayodele said the N8,000 palliative will only lead to corruption and will not reach out to the poor masses that need it.
He said the palliatives will not have any serious impact on the people because of corruption among politicians and it will be a total waste of time because it won’t work due to corrupt practices that will mar the process.
He added that the minimum wage should be increased to N100,000 if, indeed, the Government has the people at heart.
The Primate asserted that an increase in minimum wage will have a direct impact on the people.
“The N8,000 palliative is corruption, I see nothing in the palliative, and it will not reach out to the poor masses. Despite the fact that Mr. President has signed it, it will not make any impact. The Governors will use it for their selfish needs. The poor will not enjoy it at all.
“It will not be a blessing to the majority; the palliative is just a waste of time and energy; it cannot work for its purpose”, the statement read.