- Teachers in Adamawa are expecting 32,000 minimum wage when their counterparts in other states and other workers are expecting 30,000 minimum wage
- According to the chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Rodney Nathan, the governor-elect, Ahmadu Fintiri, promised to pay workers N32,000 minimum wage
- Nathan urged all teachers in the state to support the incoming administration in its vision to ameliorate the plight of teachers in particular and all workers in general
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Adamawa state wing, has expressed confidence that the incoming administration would pay N32,000 minimum wage to workers in the state.
Rodney Nathan, chairman of the state chapter, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for signing into law the N30,000 new national minimum wage for workers, however, noted that the state workers were looking forward to receiving N32,000 as minimum wage.
Nathan said that the workers’ optimism was drawn from the governor-elect, Ahmadu Fintiri’s electioneering promise to pay workers N32,000 minimum wage, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that he said that Fintiri, being a man of his words, would not renege on his promise.
He called on all teachers in the state to support the incoming administration in its vision to ameliorate the plight of teachers in particular and all workers in general.
The union leader also urged the incoming administration to address some of the challenges faced by teachers in the state.
He mentioned lack of implementation of promotion, upgrade of teachers, transport leave grants, among others as some of the major challenges facing teachers in the state.
He said the new minimum wage would go a long way in improving the standards of living of a Nigerian worker.
Nathan also urged government at all levels to reinvigorate the civil service, to get the best out of the civil service.
He urged workers in the state to put in their best to match the wage increase with productivity.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Organised Labour commended President Muhammad Buhari for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country.
Peter Ozoeson, the general secretary of the congress, who gave the commendation also urged the president to ensure the law was immediately implemented.
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