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Bill To Switch Minimum Wage From One List To Another Is Not Advisable – Philip Shaibu

Philip Shaibu

Philip Shaibu

Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has come out to kick against the bill seeking to switch Minimum Wage from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.

He recently revealed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, the person sponsoring the bill should step it down asap, because rather than sponsor such bill, the lawmaker should move motions and sponsor bills that will support programmes geared toward finding lasting solutions to the problems of insecurity in the country.

He added that Nigeria’s economy needs to work, so we should keep discussing about how to fix the current poor security situation in the nation.

His words, “Let us all discuss the issue of insecurity and make our cities, communities and country secure.”

“The economy of this country needs to work.”

“That is why all of us, the legislative and the executive arms, need to actually come together to fashion a way forward, to deal with the issue of insecurity.”

“For me, when you seek first all the indices that make an economy work, then prosperity will be the order of the day and all other smaller issues will be dealt with.”

“But when your economy is in shambles, then obviously, poverty will reign supreme”.

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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian politician and businessman, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.

Obaseki thereafter proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics. For his mandatory one year National Youth Service, he served in Jos, Plateau State. He later left Nigeria for the United States to attend Columbia University and Pace University in New York, where he obtained an MBA in Finance and International Business.

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