D.H Bwala, a prominent Nigerian journalist and media personality, took to his Twitter handle to express his concerns regarding a statement made by the newly elected president of Nigeria. In his tweet, Bwala quoted the president-select as saying that he would increase workers' salaries but questioned where he would get the money. He further urged the president-select to start by paying outstanding salaries before considering any increment.
The issue of workers' salaries is a significant one in Nigeria. The country has a vast workforce, and the majority of workers earn a meager wage that barely covers their basic needs. Many workers go for months without receiving their salaries, and this has become a common occurrence in the country. The government has made several promises in the past to increase workers' salaries and clear outstanding payments, but these promises have not been fulfilled.
The president-select must prioritize paying outstanding salaries before considering any salary increment. Workers who have not been paid for months are facing enormous financial difficulties, and their livelihoods are at stake. The government owes it to them to clear these outstanding payments as a matter of urgency. Doing so will not only alleviate the financial burden on the affected workers but also boost their morale and productivity.
It is worth noting that increasing workers' salaries is not a one-off solution to the challenges faced by Nigerian workers. The government must implement policies and programs that will improve the country's economic situation and create more job opportunities for Nigerians. This will reduce the high unemployment rate in the country and ensure that workers are adequately compensated for their labor.
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