“Where Is Edo Getting Money for 70K”: Sani Reacts as Governors Reject N60,000 Minimum Wage

“Where Is Edo Getting Money for 70K”: Sani Reacts as Governors Reject N60,000 Minimum Wage

  • Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the rejection of the N60,000 minimum wage proposal by the state governors
  • Sani wondered where the Edo state government is getting money to pay N70,000 minimum wage while others said they can't pay N60,000
  • Nigerians took to the post's comment section to make known what they think about the N70,000 minimum wage in Edo state

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FCT, Abuja - Former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has asked Nigerians where Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state is getting money to pay N70,000 minimum wage to workers in his state.

Legit.ng recalls that the governors said the N60,000 wage was unrealistic and unsustainable.

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Where is Edo State getting its money to pay N70k minimum wage
Sani speaks in Edo paying N70k minimum wage while other governors said they can't pay N6ok Photo credit: @ShehuSani/@GovernorObaseki
Source: Twitter

Sani asked after state governors rejected the federal government's N60 minimum wage proposal to organised labour.

He stated this via his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @ShehuSani on Saturday, June 8.

“Where is Edo State getting its money to confidently raise the minimum wage to 70k?”

Nigerians react

Legit.ng captured some reactions from Nigerians on Edo state paying N70,000 minimum wage to state workers.


It's a Greek gift because the Edo governorship election is 3 months away.


Edo state was also the first state to pay 40k 2 years ago before increasing it to 70k this year.


Any state in Nigeria can pay even more than 70k as minimum wage if they want to, but politicians greed and selfishness won’t allow them to do the needful, rather they give flimsy excuses to cover up there narratives.

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Someone is tenure is ending in 3mths time is raising minimum wage to 70k. Who is fooling who!


The governor is just trying to create a problem for the incoming governor that's all


I believe it may be beneficial to the country to consider merging non-performing states together


Check Edo IGR for the first quarter of the year and how much they proposed to spend
You will know
Edo is doing well


Sir I put it to you that the Election by the corner built the "confidentiality raise".


They need
Edo people's vote desperately after an underwhelming performance in governance.

Shehu Sani explains meaning of N62K minimum wage

Legit.ng earlier reported that Sani explained the real meaning of the N62,000 new minimum wage proposal.

The former federal lawmaker said the N60,000 represents the six geopolitical zones in the country while N2000 is for the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Nigerians have also reacted to the announcement, describing the N2,000 increment on the earlier N60,000 as shameful.

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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