Oshiomhole in a live interview on Channels Television, said Tinubu is not a “magician” that will solve the country’s problems in one fell swoop.
Senator Adams Oshiomhole
The Senator representing Edo North said; “They know they were not electing a magician. And nobody promised a magical solution. You don’t need to give me an example. I know what we (APC) promised more than you who were reporting it. Whatever you reported, we were the source. We did not promise a 24-hour solution. We did not promise miracles. We did not promise an overnight solution.
“You show me any document that says in 48 hours, this will be done. In 14 days, this should be done. In 21 days, this should be done.
“I think you are the one who has the illusion that once a promise is made, automatically once you get into office, either spiritually or by miracles, solutions will emerge.”
Oshiomhole stated this in an interview on Channels Television Sunday night, July 23, stating that the average responsible private-sector employer is a better employer than the Federal Government or state government.
He said; “What we call minimum wage is a criminal wage. If you exchange N30,000 at N800 or N700 to the dollar, what does that translate to? So, the value of that minimum wage when it was N125 – when it was first introduced under, I think, (Shehu) Shagari’s government – is about two times or three times the value many years later, even in the public service.
“I can tell you what I have decided to pay my cleaner. My cleaner is just a primary school – I’m not sure she has even a school leaving certificate. But she’s knowledgeable enough to clean the house.
“I found myself unable to pay her less than N60,000 – in fact, N60,000. It’s about my conscience. I’m trying to imagine what she has to pay for a house. She told me she has four children.
“I’m trying to imagine how she has to look after those children and I cannot question why she should have four children.”