Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) and human rights lawyer, has advised Nigerian governor to stop flying chartered air in order to be able to afford the N30,000 minimum wage.
According to the renowned lawyer, those monies spent on chartered air governors would be useful to help pay the minimum wage.
The SAN said this while speaking at the opening of the triennial national delegates conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja on Thursday.
“All our governors now fly chartered air. You can’t pay minimum wage if you have to charter air. Therefore, I’m calling on the federal government to collaborate with the labour congress,” Falana said.
“It, therefore, goes to say that the national wealth shall be deployed by the government to promote national security, national prosperity and the welfare of our people.
‘‘In fact, Section 14 specifically says that the welfare and security of the Nigerian people shall be the primary purpose of government, therefore, knowing that the ruling class will not allow the government to promote security and welfare, the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and others have forced the ruling class to concede certain laws to promote the welfare of workers.’
‘‘The Federal Government must sit down with labour to ensure that the wealth of our country is not dissipated.
‘‘That is why I am going to call on Nigerian workers to collaborate with the Federal Government to fight corruption to a standstill because you are the greatest victims of corruption.’’