By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
An Akure based human rights lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele has given a seven-day ultimatum to any Governors across the 36 states who is not ready to pay the 30,000 minimum wage to workers to resign or face the mass protest of workers.
He threatened to lead a massive protest against the oppression of any governor on the poor masses saying that office of the governor’s first lady is a waste of states funds.
According to him, governors spend one third of the state allocation which was supposed to take care of urgent need of the people on the office of the first lady.
In a press release made available to CityMirrorNews on Thursday to journalists in Akure, Ogele insisted that the state governors have the capacity to pay the said N30,000.
Based on this, Ogele however called for the immediate scrap or close down of the office of the first ladies saying that there is no doubt that these office are illegal and unconstitutional.
“There is no section in 1999 constitution recognising the office of first lady shortly put their wives should stay at governors house attending to the domestic demands of their husbands.
“This office is draining the state treasuries some of the first ladies are operating parallel offices with the governors having their own pool of vehicles, having personal assistants”, he maintained.
Ogele also advised the state governors to reduce the number of their aides and cutting other forms of wastage reducing the cost of infrastructure and restrain themselves from inflating same.
The statement reads, “my advice to our governors is that they must reorder their priorities in cutting or reducing wastage and restrain themselves in spending on what is not beneficial to their states.
“I am now making a patriotic call to all workers, students, market women, artisan and farmers to come out en mass to support Labour Congress, as I am ready to lead this justifiable revolution against the oppression of any governors on the poor masses”.
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