Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to commence the process for the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
Concise News reports that the governor gave the promise at a two-day retreat for political appointees in the state on Wednesday in Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, now that agreement has been reached on the consequential adjustment for workers on grade levels 7 to 17, the state will soon commence the process for the implementation.
Sule said he had sworn to obey law as a governor, adding that the ‘N30,000 minimum wage is a law in the country that must be obeyed.
“We will engage the organised labour in the state on the consequential adjustment for levels 7 to 17 civil servants as soon as we get the temple from the relevant organs of the Federal Government.
“But the adjustment will be determined by our allocation from the Federation Account and accrual from the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
“We would be very open to the unions and the public in our transaction so that together we would agree on the adjustment base on our financial capacity,’’ Sule stated.
The governor also promised to be transparent in running the state and assured that he would deliver on his campaign promises.
It would be recalled that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State was the first Nigerian State Governor to implement the N30, 000 Federal minimum wage.
The development excited the workers in the state.
Minimum Wage: Consequential increments will depend on each state’s capacity – NGF
In related news, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Monday said that the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each state government.
The chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting of the forum held in Abuja.
Fayemi reading the meeting’s communique said that the forum made the resolution when it met and reviewed current progress in the implementation of the minimum wage law.
Clarifying on the forum’s position and Federal Economic Council (FEC)’s decision, Fayemi said that while state governors agreed to the N30, 000, FEC did not determine what happens in the states.
He said that each state had its State Executive Council, which is the highest decision making body at the state level.