The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has promised to raise to country’s minimum wage from N30,000 to N250,000 if he emerges victorious in the 2023 presidential election.
Sowore who had initially proposed N100,000 minimum wage in the buildup to the 2019 presidential election said the N80,000 to N100,000 minimum wage which he earlier proposed and which was also recently proposed by Labour Party was out of date.
Recall that Labour Party’s vice chairman had at a Channels TV Interview revealed that Peter Obi’s government was going raise the minimum wage to N100,000.
Reacting to the Labour party’s promises, Sowore accused the Labour party of stealing his idea, adding that the proposed amount had become outdated.
“Although they stole this idea from our 2018 campaign, this @NgLabour NgLabour minimum wage idea is NOW OUTDATED-The Minimum Wage must reflect the cost of living and the purchasing power parity. We are proposing at least N250,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers! #TakeItBack,” Sowore wrote.