Sowore Slams ‘Parasitic’ Nigerian Governors for Spending N968.64 Billion on ‘Refreshments’ While Blocking Minimum Wage Increase, Calling Out Fake Economists’ Claims of Inflation

Human rights activist and Revolutionnow convener, Omoyele Sowore has railed against the elitism, corruption, and economic misinformation entrenched in Nigeria’s ruling class.

Sowore’s scathing rebuke targeted the nation’s “parasitic” governors, who he accused of lavish spending on self-indulgent luxuries, as well as “fake economists,” who he decried for their baseless claims that minimum wage increases would trigger inflation.

Taking to his Facebook page, he wrote, “The political parasites, economic and financial criminals parading themselves as “Governors” spent N968.64billion on Refreshments alone but fake economists claim N100k minimum wage would cause inflation! RevolutionNow”

On Monday, there was tense standoff between the Nigerian government and organized labor. Tensions eased as the two sides signed an agreement late Monday.

The resolutions reached at the meeting between the federal government and the organised labour held on Monday 3rd June, 2024, reads:

“Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

“2. The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.

“3. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:

“i. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

“II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

“III. Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

“IV. No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.”


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