Governor Godwin Obaseki has warned that the federal government may not be able to pay workers’ salaries beyond June without massively printing money or removing petrol subsidy.
Speaking on Monday, May 1, the Edo state Governor warned that Nigerian workers may face hardship if the government decides on any of the options.
“It would be a miracle for the federal government and state governments to pay salaries beyond June this year without resorting to massively printing money or removing fuel subsidy. Either of these decisions will bring more hardship and pain to Nigerians, particularly workers.
“We must all make sure that the burden and pain of these measures, which must be taken, are not carried by workers alone.
“Workers must now rise and ensure that they champion any discussion on subsidy removal. You must shift from the tradition of reacting when these policies have been made but insist that you take charge and ensure full transparency and disclosure. If we are all undertaking a reform, then the benefits and pains that will come out of the reforms must be mutually shared by all Nigerians, not just the downtrodden.”