Nigerian Worker Will Take 38 Years to Earn Senator’s Monthly Salary – Sowore Kicks
Presidential Candidate, African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, on Wednesday, said if elected into office, he would cut the jumbo pay of the National Assembly members.
Sowore made the pledge at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘’The Candidates” organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja.
Sowore, comparing Senators’ salary to the new Minimum Wage said that it will take a Nigerian worker earning N30, 000 monthly, about 38 years to earn what a senator is earning per month
“The issue of some people earning minimum wage and others earning maximum wage where a senator earns N14 million monthly is unacceptable.
‘’Do you know that it will take a Nigerian worker earning N30, 000 monthly about 38 years to earn what a senator is earning per month?” he queried.
Sowore, who described the trend as disheartening, said ‘’our problem in Nigeria is not wealth generation but wealth distribution.’’
‘’We will not allow illegality in National Assembly,” he stressed.
He said his government would not only invest in the education of the young people but provide 5 million jobs for the youths.