The Ekiti state government will begin the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers by the end of October 2019, according to Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Governor Fayemi made this announcement on Saturday, October 5, during the Teachers' Day celebration in at Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti.
The Nation reports that Fayemi said the decision to start paying the N30,000 minimum wage will improve the living standard of workers, especially teachers.
The governor said: “We will commence payment of N30,000 to workers in Ekiti with effect from this month. We are determined to reward diligence because the workers, particularly our teachers have done the state proud.
“In this year’s WAEC, Ekiti was ranked 12th. I want to salute our teachers but that is not where Ekiti belonged, we must continually do more to rise to number one."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a statement by the minister of labour and employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, that the federal government might lay off some workers in the public service to be able to pay the N30,000 minimum wage has been dismissed by organised labour.
The secretary of Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Alade Lawal, described the statement as cheap blackmail, adding that labour would not be cowed by such threat.
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