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Breaking: Call for living wage drives Shettima out of democracy lecture

Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has gone out Democracy Day Symposium as call for living wage received applause from listeners.

 

Kadaria Ahmed one of the discussants at the 25th Democracy Day Symposium, held on Tuesday, June 11, in Abuja.

 

Speaking in three minutes, Ahmed questioned the decision of governors who in their statements said they could not pay N60,000 minimum wage when they live large.

 

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Kadaria, a journalist and rights activist, lamented that Nigeria’s democracy is not working for Nigerians. She said many Nigerians are grappling with poverty. She questioned that Nigerian governors and politicians move around in bulletproof cars but cannot pay a less than $2 minimum wage for Nigerians workers.

 

Immediately, Ahmed Kadaria ended her speech, the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, left the Symposium venue as applause thundered for Kadaria.

 

Shettima, however, returned immediately the remaining speakers finished their speeches for closing remark.