Peter Obi Slams 114 percent Salary Hike for Nigerian Politicians

Peter Obi Slams 114% Salary Hike for Nigerian Politicians
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Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has voiced his disappointment and reservations regarding the recent approval of a significant salary increase for elected politicians in Nigeria by 114%.Peter Obi Slams 114% Salary Hike for Nigerian Politicians

In a time of economic challenges and growing poverty, Obi argues that such an increment is untimely and misplaced.

Speaking through his social media page, Obi emphasized the need for leaders to prioritize reducing the cost of governance and addressing the critical needs of the Nigerian populace, particularly in education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation.

Expressing his concern, Peter Obi highlights the inappropriateness of the approved 114% salary increase for elected politicians.

He pointed out that this decision comes at a time when ordinary Nigerians are grappling with numerous economic hardships, and the number of people living in poverty has exceeded 130 million.

Obi asserts that with recent government reforms driving up living costs, the focus should be on alleviating the sufferings of the Nigerian people rather than granting salary increments to politicians.

In light of the prevailing economic realities, Peter Obi advocates for a shift in priorities, urging leaders and public officeholders to concentrate on reducing the cost of governance.

He emphasized that the leaders’ attention should be directed towards creative methods of uplifting the majority from poverty rather than focusing on personal gains.

By quoting Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Obi underlines the importance of putting the welfare of the masses ahead of self-interest.

According to Obi, the burden of sacrifice in the nation should be shouldered by the leaders themselves during this critical period.

He suggests an immediate reversal of the salary increment and proposes redirecting the resulting savings towards crucial sectors such as education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation, particularly in remote rural areas.

By prioritizing these areas, Obi believes that the Nigerian government can make significant strides in improving the lives of its citizens.

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