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How will politicians driving N150m cars say they can’t pay N60,000 – Anglican Bishop fumes

The former Anglican Bishop of Jos, Archbishop Benjamin Kwarshi, has taken a swipe at Nigerian government and other political leaders of the proposed new minimum wage.

Kwarshi condemned them for indulging in opulence and caring little about the citizens they claim to represent.

The famous cleric made the remark as a guest speaker during a public presentation of the Bwatiye New Testament Bible in Numan on Saturday in Adamawa.

He said selfish people in positions of power need prayers to change and be true leaders. He also accused some church leaders also of materialism.

Kwarshi said; “I don’t know how our politicians will buy a car at N150 million and say N60,000 a month is too much for a worker. I pray that God will speak to our leaders.”

Expressing the hope that the Bwatiye New Testament Bible will spur deeper unity among the Bwatiye people, he urged Christians to do more projects such as Bible translation in local languages and shun avarice.

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Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, has suggested that governors and other elected officials earn minimum wage to reflect the current reality of Nigeria.

He said contrary to the flamboyant lifestyles portrayed by governors and elected officials, the country was facing a dire financial crisis.

Soludo stated this on Wednesday, June 12, at a special edition of The Platform, organized by The Covenant Nation.

The governor stressed that extravagant lifestyles of government officials does not give a true reflection of the country’s economic woes. He urged his colleagues and other elected officials to cut wasteful spending.

Soludo said; “Let’s come clean and straight with Nigerians. Nigeria is very poor and broke but the lifestyle of government and government officials does not show it, especially with the obscene flamboyance in public display.

“The p00r are hungry and impatient, let’s not annoy them more with our insensitivity. In this case, I agree with reverend father Mbaka, who said elected governors should also earn minimum wage. I agree that we should be paid that so that we can feel that as well…”