It’s possible to pay N100,000 minimum wage-Says ADP presidential candidate


Presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Sani has said Nigeria has the resources to pay its workers N100,000 minimum wage.

Sani who spoke on Arise Television Sunday morning news lamented that Nigerians have lost close to one-quarter of their purchasing power.

“It’s possible to pay N100,000 minimum wage,” he reiterated, adding that if he becomes president, “I’ll grow the economic sector. Shipping sector isn’t keying into the oil sector. We’ll not be servicing debts. Many things are not present in this government. I have the capacity. Nigeria is a country of greatness.”

According to him, his administration will bring global ideas into governance in Nigeria.

“Europe is looking for gas. How do we build the infrastructure that will enable us deliver this gas? Without proper work, nobody will come to Nigeria,” he noted.

The presidential candidate expressed sadness that Nigeria is losing huge resources. He cited the NEITI report that said Nigeria loses $4billion in the oil sector a year and the moribund Ajaokuta steel complex which he said not much is done about them.

He identified bogus fuel subsidy claims, oil theft and corruption as ravages of Nigeria’s economy.

“Many questions are being asked about this country,” he expressed.

Sani who is an Industrial Engineer maintained that if made president, he will put down all that are needed to harness the potentials of the Nigerian economy while ensuring accountability and good governance.

“We’ll ensure discipline in public service. Promoting people who have done wrong or failed…actions will be taken. I’ll not condone corruption.

“There are insertions in the budget. Why should that happen? The problems here are man-made. We’ll tackle them. People do things as they like.

“Our soldiers do well outside Nigeria which shows that our problems are man-made.

“Discipline, engagement and equipment are what will deal with the problems.

“If I give you a job and you don’t do it, I’ll fire you.

“As a commander-in-chief, I’ll use the resources at my disposal to deal with problems.”

On the forthcoming elections, Sani
commended the Inspector General of Police for engaging stakeholders ahead of time, saying sharing of information is helpful.

He however advised the Inspector General of Police to ensure that these engagements go down to the local government areas as well.

He said even though he is from northern Nigeria, he doesn’t see the north as the holder of Nigeria.

He is optimistic of winning even as big names on the political turf are in the presidential race.

According to him, Nigerian electorate are now wiser so they will vote their leaders based on competence and he is the most qualified.

ADP came third in the recent governorship election in Ekiti State.

From Ben Atonko, Media Aide to ADP presidential candidate