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Nigeria Is Impoverished By Flamboyant Lifestyle Of Public Officials – Soludo

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The Governor of Anambra, Charles Soludo, said elected officials are the cause of Nigeria's status of impoverishment, stressing that elected officials should start earning minimum wage.
Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo

The Governor of Anambra State,  Charles Soludo, has said elected officials are the cause of Nigeria’s status of impoverishment, stressing that elected officials should start earning minimum wage.

Soludo made this revelation on Wednesday at a special edition of The Platform, an event organised by The Covenant Nation to foster national development.

An event which was held in commemoration of Nigeria’s 25th anniversary of democracy.

The governor said these officials should be paid the minimum wage to experience what citizens face, adding that the system is in denial.

Let’s come clean and straight with Nigerians. Nigeria is very poor and broke, but the lifestyle of government officials does not show it, especially with the obscene flamboyance in public display,” Soludo said.

He added that the masses are hungry and impatient, “let’s not annoy them more with our insensitivity.”

The governor further stated that he has not received a kobo as a salary since he assumed office.

I have donated my salary to the state,” he said.

However, Soludo called for a new code of conduct for public office holders, stating that “it is to enhance fiscal prudence while performing core duties for which they were elected.

“That is why I proposed reinventing the new code of conduct for public officers,” he said.

Soludo attributed the cause of the dire inflation and naira devaluation to the “illegal” printing of N22 trillion by the federal government.

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