Abdullahi Yaman, the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Kwara has promised to increase the minimum wage of workers in the state from N30,000 to N100,000 if he is elected in the forthcoming election.
The PDP candidate also promised that he would give priority to the welfare of pensioners if he was elected.
Yaman spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital at a debate for governorship candidate organised by joint Kwara Labour Congress said he will ensure that workers undergo business training prior to their retirement age. He added that the current N30,000 minimum wage is not enough to take care of basic needs of Kwarans who deserved an improved salary.
On his part, the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Basambo Abubakar, promised to empower youths and ensure a better future for them. He also pledged to make the state more attractive and save for investors to strive.
While, the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Prof. Shuaib Abdulraheem-Oba, promised a functional administrative local government system in the state. He emphasised the need for a functional local government system for people at the grassroots to enjoy the dividends of democracy.