A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) ahead of the Anambra State 2021 election, Group Capt. Nnamdi Nnoruka (rtd) said he would pay a monthly minimum wage of N50,000 to every worker in the state if elected.
Nnoruka also promised to conduct local government elections within six to nine months of assumption in office.
Speaking to newsmen in Onitsha yesterday, the governorship hopeful condemned what he described as peanuts being given to civil servants in the state as monthly salaries, saying such paltry sum could only encourage corruption in the system.
He said, “How can a Director find it difficult to build a house or even train the children properly without stealing, which they’re indirectly telling people to do?
“We’re going to pay living wages. We’re going to review all of that. If it’s 5,000 people we can afford to pay, it’s better we engage such number and remunerated them properly so they can do their job well.