Friday, 13 May 2016
Ben Bruce tells Buhari: Increase minimum wage to help workers cope
Ben Murray-Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa east, on Thursday said it is not fair on the masses that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has increased the pump price of petroleum products when it has not improved the living conditions of the people or reduced what the government is consuming.
Mr. Bruce in a series of tweets advised the president to increase minimum wage to help workers cope with increased fuel price.
“Is it fair on the masses to ask them to pay double for fuel when we have not improved the economy or reduced what we in government consume?”
“I appeal to President Buhari to consider the immense suffering in Nigeria and increase minimum wage to help workers cope with increased fuel price.”
“Either Buhari increases the minimum wage to help masses cope with increased fuel price or he should allow minimum wage earners pay no tax.”
“Increase minimum wage because the President and his cabinet, don’t buy fuel with their money, yet earn more than minimum wage workers who do!”
“Already FG ruled out the ₦5k allowance it promised poor Nigerians. Instead of assisting them the FG wants to take from them via fuel price,” Mr. Bruce said.