Omokri Knocks Osinbajo For Asking For Increase In Retirement Benefits

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has come under fire from a former presidential adviser for calling for an increase in the monthly retirement benefits of past vice presidents.

According to Newsmen, Osinbajo referred to their retirement perks as a “tiny amount of money” during the Federal Executive Council’s farewell meeting last Wednesday at the State House in Abuja.

He had said “Part of the problem with that is that sometimes, you and I end up getting the very short end of the stick. If you look at the laws today, our retirement benefits, yours (Buhari) will be N350,000 a month by law and mine will be N250,000 per month. Those, of course, as you can imagine are very tiny amounts of money.

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“And I think that one of the things that we must do is to, perhaps, see how we can amend that law so that I will not come to you in Daura and ask for some of your bulls to sell in order to survive.”

Omokri responded to Osinbajo’s claim that the monthly pension for past vice presidents is inadequate in a post on his social media page on Sunday.

He claims that during his eight years as the National Economic Council’s (NEC) chair, Osinbajo never demanded an increase in the salary for Nigerian workers.

He pointed out that the vice president had previously taught at the university but had not asked for a pay raise from the government throughout the protracted ASUU strike.

He said, “Vice President Osinbajo is complaining that ₦250,000 monthly pension for him as an ex-VP is insufficient. Then how does he expect the man earning ₦30,000 minimum wage to survive? For eight years, he chaired the National Economic Council. He never advocated for a pay rise for Nigerian workers. Now that he is about to go after attempting, and failing, to stab Tinubu in the back, he wants a pay rise. Really? Under President Jonathan, ₦250,000 was equivalent to $1300. Today, it is just $300. And instead of the man who headed Nigeria’s economic management team for the last eight years to be ashamed, he is asking us to feel sorry for him and give him a pay rise. Some people sha!

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“Osinbajo, should take Shettima’s advice and augment his income by selling sell ice cream! Osinbajo was a former lecturer at LASU and Unilag. When his colleagues were appealing to the government for a pay rise, he did not do anything. He allowed them to go on strike for over a year. And what were they asking for? Less than ₦100,000 pay rise. Now, after destroying our economy for eight years, he is not contented with ₦250,000 monthly pension. Let him go on strike like ASUU. Maybe Tinubu will answer him”


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