2019: Presidential hopefuls Moghalu, Sowore spar over national minimum wage

The presidential candidates of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, Friday morning attacked each other’s position on plans for the national minimum wage in Nigeria.

They both appeared on a breakfast programme of Television Continental (TVC) which focused on the issue.

The Federal government is locked in a tripartite meeting with organised labour and organised private sector over demand by workers to raise the current monthly minimum wage of N18,000.

Sowore said he would pay workers a minimum wage of N100,000 if elected president but Moghalu dismissed the claim as populist and unrealistic.

However, Sowore sharply responded, wondering why a presidential candidate of Moghalu’s economic pedigree, having served at the World Bank, would not have definite plans on the topical issue, 128 days to the elections.

The general elections will take place in early 2019.

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