- Governor Bindow of Adamawa state has approved payment of the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari
- Bindow says the implementation is to show is care for the welfare of workers in the northeastern state
- The outgoing governor expressed dissatisfaction at rumours that he misappropriated funds when all he did was borrow to pay workers' salary backlog
Adamawa state governor Mohammed Bindow has announced that his government would implement N30, 000 minimum wage which had become law in the country.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bindow made the declaration at the 2019 Worker’s Day celebration in Yola, the state capital.
According to the report, the governor said that his decision to implement the new wage was a demonstration of his commitment to improving the welfare of workers in the state.
The governor noted that workers welfare remained his priority, recalling that during elections in February, he had promised workers in the state that he would implement any new minimum wage approval by the Federal Government.
He reminded the people that on assumption of office, he inherited back log of salaries to workers, but stated that “now the government is not owing any civil servant in the state”.
He denied claims that his government borrowed funds to execute capital projects.
He explained that he only borrowed to augment the shortfall in allocation to the state from the Federation Account to pay the inherited salary arrears.
He decried the attitude of mischief makers, saying that he judiciously utilised available resources to execute projects.
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In a similar vein, Legit.ng had reported that the Jigawa state government has declares its readiness to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage.
The declaration was made by the deputy governor of the state, Ibrahim Hassan Hadeija, while taking questions from members of the press on Monday, April 29.
Hadeija said provision for the increment in workers’ salaries had been made in the 2019 budget, by the state government.
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday, April 30, said the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers was long overdue and urged state governors to implement the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okowa, who spoke with State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, said that he would pay the N30,000 new minimum wage.
He said that the previous minimum wage of N18, 000 was not sustainable.
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