Calls for Urgent Wage Increase
In a scathing critique, PDP Chieftain Segun Sowunmi lambasts the Federal Government for relying on palliatives to sustain the economy after the removal of the petrol subsidy.
He urges President Bola Tinubu’s administration to promptly enhance the wages of workers to counteract the economic challenges.
Palliative Economy and Naira’s Plunge: Sowunmi’s Unfiltered Commentary
Lamentation on Economic Strategy
Sowunmi, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, expresses concern over the use of palliatives in managing the economy and the downward spiral of the naira.
He points out the lack of effective strategies to stabilize the currency, referring to the current state of the naira as nothing short of a “joke.”
A Call for Worker Welfare: Sowunmi Presses for Immediate Salary Adjustment
Appeal for Economic Resilience
The PDP chieftain emphasizes the need for President Tinubu to prioritize the welfare of workers by increasing their wages without delay.
He contends that this move would not only benefit the workforce but also stimulate economic growth by injecting money into the market.
Beyond GDP Numbers: Sowunmi Advocates for a People-Centric Economy
Economic Philosophy Redefined
Sowunmi challenges the prevailing economic mindset, asserting that the focus should shift from merely impressive GDP and stock exchange figures.
Instead, he advocates for an economy built on the struggles of the common man, urging Tinubu to prioritize resilience and the well-being of ordinary Nigerians over global accolades from institutions like the World Bank and IMF.
The Ripple Effect of Wage Increase: Sowunmi Paints a Picture of Economic Growth
Private Sector Follow-up and Market Impact
In a strategic analysis, Sowunmi suggests that a substantial increase in civil servants’ salaries would have a cascading effect on the private sector.
He argues that sustained wage hikes would encourage private enterprises to retain their workforce, resulting in increased spending power and a flourishing economy.
Palliatives on Wholesale vs. Retail: Sowunmi Questions the Viability
Economic Sustainability Query
Sowunmi questions the efficacy of running a large economy on palliatives, particularly when administered on a wholesale rather than a retail level.
His critique underscores the need for a more nuanced and sustainable approach to economic management in the face of challenges post-petrol subsidy removal.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn