Minimum Wage: ‘You’ve been scammed’ – PDP warns civil servants

Minimum Wage: ‘You’ve been scammed’ – PDP warns civil servants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sign the new national minimum wage into law as mere propaganda with the aim of deceiving members of the civil service.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Diran Odeyemi recently.

Odeyemi explained the Nigerian workforce deserved more than the N30,000 minimum wage considering the high exchange rate compared to that of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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According to him, “I was amused at the wide jubilation and undeserved publicity being accorded the so-called minimum wage.

“The exchange rate of US$ dollars to the Naira in 2010 was N147 to $1 which then translated N18,000 to be $122.

“If the APC wants to be honest with themselves and the sufferings of the Nigerian civil servants, what was expected of the ruling party was to just multiply $122 by the current exchange rate of N360 to $1 which would have given the civil servants a minimum salary of $122 x N360 which is N43,920 that they truly deserved.”

Odeyemi insisted “the Federal government has deliberately cheated the Nigerian civil servants with not less than $19 or N13,920.”

He further argued that “these are the reasons why PDP went the whole hog traversing the length and breadth of this country during the presidential campaign with assurances that the Naira was too weak with the lowest purchasing power ever in the history of our dear nation since the inception of APC administration on May 29, 2015.”

Odeyemi, however, said that it was a pity that their votes were not allowed to count.

However, he assured Nigerians that their mandate that was freely given to Atiku Abubakar will be restored at the tribunal.

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