Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Enugu State Chapter, on Sunday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the new N30, 000 minimum wage into law.
In a statement on Sunday, the Enugu State Chairman of BSO, Chief Anike Nwoga, said President Buhari’s name would now go down in the annals of history as the most masses and labour friendly President ever in Nigeria.
The group, which championed the re-election of President Buhari, said Mr President has paid back to masses who had supported him serially since his first presidential election in 2003, by signing the N30,000 minimum wage.
“BSO, salutes President Buhari for taking into cognizance the fact that his main voters are low cadre workers, farmers, artisans and house wives who make up to 50% of the 84 million INEC’s registered voters; hence he signed a wholistic nationwide minimum wage bill into law.” He said.
Going farther Chief Nwoga said, “BSO applauds this uncommon reward to Nigerian masses, as it covers local government, state, federal and even private sector employers of more than 25 workers. We appeal to local government, state and private sector employers within this category to diligently honour and implement the N30,000 minimum wage. This is a win-win scenario, for it not only rhymes with the provision of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which states clearly that the primary purpose of government is the welfare and security of the people, but will usher in prosperity.
“It is this Holy Alliance between President Buhari and Nigerian masses which without prejudice to the suit filed before the Presidential Election Tribunal by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against Buhari, which makes the Facebook suit a mere academic exercise. We have maintained that Mr President has 12 million Vote-Bank in display exhibited in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 presidential elections,” Chief Nwoga quipped.
Nwoga who is also the Chairman Zikist-Buharist-Movement and Vice Chairman of All Progressives (APC) in Enugu East senatorial zone, recalled that the President since his assumption of office had released over N1 trillion bailout funds to governors to offset arrears of workers’ salaries and pensions.
He said in this same direction, the President went further to release the Paris Club Funds withheld over 7 years by his predecessors to states.
“BSO once more appeal to governors to implement the minimum wage without delay; for Mr president has set a record as the most masses and labour friendly President ever in Nigerian history.
“We are particularly happy about the timing of the President in signing the new minimum wage. If the President had signed it before the election, the opposition will spin that it was an election gimmick. The timing has spared us the opposition’s usual Fake News.
“While campaigning for a second tenure, President Buhari assured workers of the new N30, 000 minimum wage and continuation of critical infrastructural development. This is another promise fulfilled,” Nwoga said.
He said apart from the minimum wage which will enhance the living standards of workers, Buhari’s ongoing critical infrastructural development of 5,000 kilometers of federal roads , 5,000 kilometers of Standard Gauge Rail lines, additional 5,000 megawatts of electricity, building of 2nd Niger Bridge among others is projects assured and will usher in prosperity.
Nwoga observed that the huge investments of the Buhari administration in agriculture has been yielding results, with Nigeria gradually heading to attainment of self sufficiency in food production.
When probed on the current insecurity in the country, he assured Nigerians that the insecurity currently plaguing the country would not continue under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reminded once more of the matter at the Presidential Election Tribunal, Nwoga said Atiku did well by going to court, instead of resorting to self help; but no one can harvest electoral victory from the Facebook.
“Even if the election is held over and over again, Buhari will defeat Atiku. Atiku going to the Tribunal is a mere academic exercise. The Tribunal will uphold Buhari’s election,” the BSO chief said.