Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has announced that Adamawa state will start paying the payment of N30,000 for the new national minimum wage.
Fintiri notes that the implementation of the new wage structure will take effect from November 2019.
The governor explains that the implementation covers state civil servants as well as local government employees Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has upheld his promise of paying N30,000 the new national minimum wage by directing the implementation of the new wage structure for state and local government workers.
Report has it that the governor’s spokesman, Solomon Kumangar, disclosed that the governor gave the directive on Tuesday, November 5, at the headquarters of Toungo local government area of the state during the flagging off the construction and rehabilitation of roads.
According to the governor, the implementation is to take effect from November 2019. He said following the conclusion of negotiations between government and labour union, his administration will pay the minimum wage as he promised.
The governor’s spokesperson said the directive covers state civil servants as well as local government employees.
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that some state governments across Nigeria should pay more in the minimum wage than others.
It was reported that Oshiomhole during an interview said there is a misconception about what minimum wage should represent.
Stating that no government is expected to pay minimum wage, the APC national chairman said, the term is supposed to be used to protect workers who have no bargaining strength in their places of work.
He also said that every government should be able to pay even more above the stipulated minimum wage for a country.