- Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Seriake Dickson, has stated that opposition party governors are ready to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage
- The Bayelsa governor said the PDP governors were ready to pay the new minimum wage in order to alleviate the plight of workers in their states
- The PDP governors also called for a review of the revenue sharing formula to accommodate a fresh Revenue Allocation Formula in the country
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have expressed their readiness to pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the end of the forum’s meeting which ended in the early hours of Friday, June 7 in Abuja, NAN reports.
Dickson said that the governors were ready to pay the new minimum wage in order to alleviate the plight of workers in PDP-controlled states.
He called on President Buhari to expedite the process for the commencement of the payment of the new minimum wage by sending a bill to the incoming ninth National Assembly to review the revenue sharing formula of the country.
“We are very eager as PDP governors to implement and pay the 30,000 naira minimum wage that the federal government announced.
“We want to do so to alleviate the plight of the long suffering Nigerian workers who have been under-paid for long and the workers who are currently groaning in economic hardship as a result of what has gone wrong with the economy since the All Progressives Congress (APC) government took over.
“So, we call on the federal government to expedite the process of presenting a bill to that effect.
“Also we call for a review of the revenue sharing formula to accommodate a fresh Revenue Allocation Formula in the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, said the state cannot pay the new national minimum wage of N30,000 signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Makinde said the federal government should have allowed states to negotiate the new minimum wage for their workers as the condition of living varies from state to state.
Makinde told reporters in Abuja after attending the induction programme for returning and newly elected governors, that he intends to negotiate with the Oyo state branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) because the state could not afford to pay the amount.
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