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Sunday, October 01, 2023

President Tinubu's Independce Day Address + Announces Wage Increment For Low Grade Workers

On Sunday October 1, 2023 President Bola Tinubu announced a N25, 000 wage award to low grade workers in the civil service, as part of measures to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal policy.

Tinubu made the pledge as part of his Independence Day Broadcast to the nation, where he noted that the salary increase will last for a period of six months.

Commenting on the crisis facing Nigerians and the proposed indefinite strike by members of the organised Labour, Tinubu said he was attuned to the hardships that have come.
He said he had a heart that feels and eyes that see.

“I wish to explain to you why we must endure this trying moment. Those who sought to perpetuate the fuel subsidy and broken foreign exchange policies are people who would build their family mansion in the middle of a swamp.

“I am different. I am not a man to erect our national home on a foundation of mud. To endure, our home must be constructed on safe and pleasant ground,” he said.

The President went further to state that “reform may be painful, but it is what greatness and the future require. We now carry the costs of reaching a future Nigeria where the abundance and fruits of the nation are fairly shared among all, not hoarded by a select and greedy few.

“A Nigeria where hunger, poverty and hardship are pushed into the shadows of an ever fading past.”

According to Tinubu, “there is no joy in seeing the people of this nation shoulder burdens that should have been shed years ago. I wish today’s difficulties did not exist. But we must endure if we are to reach the good side of our future.

“My government is doing all that it can to ease the load. I will now outline the path we are taking to relieve the stress on our families and households.

“We have embarked on several public sector reforms to stabilize the economy, direct fiscal and monetary policy to fight inflation, encourage production, ensure the security of lives and property and lend more support to the poor and the vulnerable.

“Based on our talks with labour, business and other stakeholders, we are introducing a provisional wage increment to enhance the federal minimum wage without causing undue inflation. For the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional Twenty-Five Thousand naira per month.

“To ensure better grassroots development, we set up an Infrastructure Support Fund for states to invest in critical areas. States have already received funds to provide relief packages against the impact of rising food and other prices.

“Making the economy more robust by lowering transport costs will be key. In this regard, we have opened a new chapter in public transportation through the deployment of cheaper, safer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses across the nation. These buses will operate at a fraction of current fuel prices, positively affecting transport fares.”

“New CNG conversions kits will start coming in very soon as all hands are on deck to fast track the usually lengthy procurement process. We are also setting up training facilities and workshops across the nation to train and provide new opportunities for transport operators and entrepreneurs.

“This is a groundbreaking moment where, as a nation, we embrace more efficient means to power our economy. In making this change, we also make history,” Tinubu noted in his Independence Day Broadcast to Nigerians.

from dailypost


  1. Increment of minimum wages even though good and long overdue still doesn't solve the problem.

    What essence is increasing minimum wages when the economic keep nosediving? Will the money meet up or catch up the dollar rapidly increasing. Always good in putting the cart before the horse.

  2. He tried but could have been higher sha.

  3. Somebody should please help us beg @dangote to increase our salary, the way he increases cement price yet no increment in salary for almost 6 years. Rent in ibeshe no be here because of the plant.obajana people are enjoying than us

  4. Thought it was 25% increments . Anyway at all at all na him bad

  5. Only lower cadre? What happens to the rest? Drogba dey play ball for this man's head

  6. Who go increase business increment for us

  7. Good news for govt workers though the increment is not good enough compared to the hardship in the country.

  8. Well-done Mr president.
    God bless Nigeria.

  9. God bless Nigeria. My country πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. I love my country, I know God will heal,our land.

  10. How about we that are not salary workers? Are we not feeling the affect of subsidy removal?.

    1. They mostly target whatever they do at government workers, which represents a small section of Nigerians. What will the rest benefit?

  11. It is well, i have been cracking my head on how to spend the small salary that entered my account, lots of bills to pay. God help me seriously

  12. Humans just have to create a different system. The one we have has kept so many in dire poverty or working poverty. I don't know what that change will look, but a change is a must. What I do know is that this world has enough resources for everyone to live well.

    We must recognize that the system of economics we have been using was taught by colonizers, it will never work for us. This system favours a few and leaves the most to suffer. If Africa is to rise and thrive we must create our own system of economics that empowers everyone. It may require a complete shift in mindset and creation of something that the world has never seen before. Life began in Africa and it is befitting that anything that saves this earth will always come out of Africa.

    Let the government invest in a thinktank with the brightest minds in the nation, and even less bright ones too, and let's see what comes out of that project.

  13. @ 17:05! You must be a genius! We are currently working on this ideology! Who will bell the 🐈 cat? It is well with Africa 🌍 ooo.


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