Anambra communities back Soludo over payment of minimum wage to Govs, NASS members

Okey Maduforo, Awka

Twenty Communities in Orumba North and South local government areas of Anambra state yesterday passed a vote of confidence on Gov Charles Soludo over his demand that political office holders should be paid the same minimum wage meant for Civil Servants in the country.

The communities also commended the governor for donating his monthly salary to the state in the last two years.

According to the leader of Orumba United Forum Mr Obi Okoli in a statement to reporters , the position of Gov Charles Soludo is one that shows his good leadership example which denotes that he is not in office for his personal interest but for the good of Anambra people.

Recall that Fr Ejike Mbaka had earlier suggested that same minimum wage being paid to Civil Servants should be paid to political office holders as a solution to the issues bedeviling the country which Gov Charles Soludo gave backing to.

The statement which the Communities made available to reporters was in response to the paper delivered by Soludo at the Platform last week and according to it Obi Okoli said;

“Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s remarks at The Platform, on June 12, 2024, in Lagos, have yet again convinced us of populist policies, that made him not just a politician but a resourceful humanist, welfarist and a committed protagonist of the people’s aspirations and ambitions”

“Soludo’s discussion of the relationship between democracy and free market economy reveals his credible understanding and knowledge of how to turn the economy around for the good of the common people”

“Soludo’s espousal of the big tent inclusive agenda marks him out as a determined fighter for the good of the common man”

“He spoke for the ordinary people when he called for a reordering of national priorities, that would ensure massive investments in critical areas that would benefit the people, such as health, education and social protection as well as infrastructure”

“This will give everyone a stake in the national cake. We salute the Governor’s courageous support for the people”

“We commend the Governor for acknowledging the importance of government building a big tent and a truly inclusive society for everyone, so that if society fails to improve the conditions of the poor, society must ensure that their children do not end up like them. We consider this an audacious call for the destruction of the dynasties of poverty and inequality”

“We support the governor and commend his courage”

“The Governor won the hearts of Nigerians and especially the hearts of ndi Anambra, when he told the audience at the lecture, that he supports Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s call for all elected officials in Nigeria to earn the same minimum wage that has been proposed to workers in the country”

“Governor Soludo spoke for the people and it is endearing that he is standing with the people”

“He also revealed his deep desire to change the narratives of governance, when he stated that since coming into office, he does not receive salaries but donates the salary back to the coffers of government for the common good of Anambra people”

“This is leadership by example and what more can we say about the Governor, who uses an Innoson made in Nigeria vehicle as official car and has refused to waste our scarce resources on an unnecessary Governor’s wife’s office’

“Governor Soludo in his Abia State made Akwette clothes and with a determination to use state resources to drive an economy that would empathize with the poor is our hope in Anambra for a better tomorrow” the statement read.

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