An Akure lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele has given a seven-day ultimatum to Governors across the federation, who are not ready to pay the N30,000 minimum wage to workers to resign or face mass protest of workers.
The rights activist threatened to lead a massive protest against what he called oppression of poor masses,alleging that office of the governor’s first ladies was a waste of funds.
According to him, governors spend one-third of the state allocation which was supposed to take care of urgent need of the people on the office of the first lady.
In a statement in Akure, Ogele insisted that the state governors have the capacity to pay the said N30,000.
Based on this, Ogele however called for the immediate scrapping of office of the first ladies ,saying the office was unconstitutional.
The statement said” There is no section in 1999 constitution recognising the office of first lady,governors should engage their wives at government house attending to domestic demands of their husbands.
“This office is draining the state treasuries,some of the first ladies are operating parallel offices with the governors having their own pool of vehicles, and personal assistants”.
Ogele also advised the state governors to reduce the number of their aides and cutting other forms of wastages to reduce the cost of infrastructure.
He advised governors to reorder their priorities in reducing wastage and restrain themselves from spending what is not beneficial to their citizenry.