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Governors Of 36 States Have Agreed To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

Nigeria governors have collectively agreed to pay the N30,000 minimum wage which they said is “a settled matter.”
Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi said, when he answered reporters’ questions in Abuja, that it is not true that many governors have refused to pay the minimum wage.
He said that contrary to Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) allegation that many governors were yet to commence negotiations with their state chapters’ union over the implementation, the negotiations have actually started in each state.
“Governors have all indicated without any equivocation that we subscribe to the Act of Parliament that has been passed on the 30,000 minimum wage. There is no debate, we have accepted that” Fayemi said.
“The negotiation team you are talking about is about the consequential impact and each state has started that process.
“If the NLC is not fully aware of the status of the negotiations in the various state we will be happy to share the information available to us with them.”
Fayemi said that there is no decision by the NGF to backtrack the minimum wage even though not all states can afford it but they will all pay the N30,000 and some might pay more.
“However, fingers are not equal, states have to negotiate in term of the consequential implementation, there may be states that are in a position to pay N50,000.
“What we can tell you is that no state we pay less than, N30,000 when we finally get to that point.”
Editorial staff
Editorial Staff at Greenbarge Reporters is member of a team of journalists led by Editor-in-Chief, Yusuf Ozi Usman.

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