Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has told Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Nigerian president, to think deeply about the proposed N35,000 addition to wages of workers of the government.
He gave this advice in a statement by released by his media aide, Oluwatosin Osho, saying that the expected increase would lead to inflation.
The pastor added that the increment would not achieve its purpose because there would be corruption in its disbursement, and it would help neither Tinubu nor workers.
“The N35,000 increment in workers’ wages is an additional hunger. If the government doesn’t look at it well, it will lead to a worse situation.
“I don’t know how the government wants to do it, but it will cause inflation. The government will not be able to do anything because there will be corruption in the distribution. It’s wrong advice,” he said.
“It won’t help the government and will not help the worker. I don’t know how NLC sees it, but it will not help anything, it will add more to the pain. The government should have requested more time to plan it properly. It will lead to a high cost of living.
“Prices of things will start going up now, the government should think about it very well. I am not seeing any progress, it will amount to more hardship for our economy,” he said.