General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort, popularly known as CAC Agbala Itura, Samuel Abiara, has asked the Federal Government to accede to labour’s demand of N30,000 minimum wage.
The cleric urged the government to prevent any strike action that could damage the economy.
Abiara said, as part of his New Year charge for the government, that the masses should be given priority in 2019.
“I advise the Federal Government to pay the minimum wage the Nigeria Labour Congress demanded. The government must do something reasonable about workers’ salaries. They should not allow them to go on strike because it will cripple the economy.
“Nigerian workers are demanding $87, which is N30,000 only. What they are asking for is not too much because the prices of things have gone up, especially food items. The wealthy and the poor buy things from the same markets,” Abiara said.
He warned political leaders against hate speech saying it could destabilise the country ahead of the elections.
Abiara appealed to Nigerians to vote candidates of their choice without fear.
“Do not listen to prophecies of doom. The future of Nigeria is bright and good and you will live to witness it. This year, don’t spend your money alone; share your food and other resources with the less privileged.
“Don’t be lazy; work hard to achieve your dreams,” he added.