The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has promised to pay workers 100,000 as minimum wage if elected president in the forthcoming February 16th election.
Omoyele Sowore said this while speaking at a town-hall meeting tagged ‘TheCandidates’ in Abuja on Wednesday night.
According to Vanguard, he said that his administration would address the menace of ghost workers by installing technologies that would daily capture fingerprints of workers and the hours spent at work.
Sowore also said that he would ensure leakages were effectively blocked and would enthrone proper management of resources in the country if elected.
The AAC presidential candidate said that his administration would ensure efficient collection of taxes, and that there would be no sacred cows.
According to him, most companies in Nigeria collect tax from workers but do not remit to the government, while others are under remitting.
His running mate, Rabiu Rufai, said the AAC would pay a living wage and not just a minimum wage to the Nigerian workers.
Rufai said that an average Nigerian worker spent at least N1,000 daily on transportation, adding that the proposed N27,000 by the Federal Government was not enough as workers needed to feed themselves and family, pay schools fees, rents and make some savings as well.