Nigerian Governor Discloses New Minimum Wage Plan For Workers

Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa state said his government will negotiate with civil servants in the state irrespective of the amount President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government picks as the new minimum wage.

NATURENEX recalls that President Tinubu has announced an N62,000 offer as the amount that the government will pay as the new minimum wage to organised labour.

Namadi argued that it is a practice in Jigawa state for labour and stakeholders to work together and agree on a figure.

The governor stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, June 28.

He said Jigawa state has not agreed on any figure as the new minimum wage because they have not started the negotiation with labour in the state.

“We cannot say what we can offer because it is a matter of negotiation.

“Jigawa has not agreed on any figure because we have not even started the negotiation.

“We put up a tripartite committee including the labour and stakeholders and we work together and then we agree on a figure.”

It was also reported that governors of the 36 states of the federation disagreed with the federal governor over the N60,000 minimum wage proposal.

The state governors rejected the N60,000 minimum wage proposal, stating that it is not sustainable.

They argued that state governments would be forced to spend their FAAC allocations on just paying salaries.


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