Wike promises to pay newly approved minimum wage

Wike promises to pay newly approved minimum wage

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said he would comply with the provisions of the new minimum wage law as approved by the National Assembly and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor stated this on Friday, April 19, through the commissioner for information and communications, Emma Okah.

The Nation reports that Wike said Rivers state Government would pay whatever is approved by the federal government.

Legit.ng gathers that the governor had earlier maintained that the state would be the first to pay whatever was finally settled for as the new wage.

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Recall that the new minimum wage of N30,000 was recently signed into law by President Buhari.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Adamawa state wing, 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.

He said that Fintiri, being a man of his words, would not renege on his promise.

Nathan 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.

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The union leader also urged the incoming administration to address some of the challenges faced by teachers in the state.

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