President Bola Tinubu stated that it is critical to revise the current N30,000 minimum pay for civil personnel in order to increase revenue in the country.
On Friday, Tinubu addressed members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) led by Hope Uzodinma, the forum’s chairman and the governor of Imo, in Abuja.
Tinubu stated that the federal and state governments must work together to examine the minimum wage as well as the source and use of the country’s revenue.
“We need to do some arithmetic and soul-searching on the minimum wage. We will have to take a look at that together, and the revenue. We must strengthen the source and application of our revenue,” he said.
“This meeting is not strange to me, and the content of the meeting is so valuable. The camaraderie is very stimulating. This is about the Nigerian project, not Bola Tinubu.”
The president also stated that numerous currency rates would be streamlined, and that governance would be a continuous process.
“I have inherited the assets and liabilities of my predecessor. This is the first time you entered the council chambers, and it is my first time too for a meeting,” Tinubu said.
“As progressives and thinkers under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC), you have a role to play in educating our people and making sure we manage ourselves,’’ Tinubu told the governors.
“If we work together, the Nigeria of our dreams is not far away. Rest assured that we will not have multiple exchange rates anymore. You asked for this meeting, and I had to set aside time to be here.
“We have a political party that we will need to manage, whichever way, we have inherited assets and liabilities, and we cannot complain.
“It is in our hands, and I am ready to work and listen at any time,” he added.