We Will Pay New Minimum Wage- Governors
By Philip Nwelih
Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi says the thirty-six state governors are committed to paying the new minimum wage.
Dr Kayode, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State, however stressed that while their financial standing may differ, some state governors are waiting for negotiations on the consequential adjustment to end before they start paying the minimum wage.
"For the revenue formula to change and we have made representation to the president not just under the Buhari administration. This has been an ongoing agitation that started way back. Whether that will affect negotiation for the minimum wage I can tell you no. Minimum wage is a law but a national minimum wage act is not a general minimum wage review.
"Governors are committed to the minimum wage act and no one is going to pay anything less than 30,000, some of them have started. Others want negotiations on the consequential adjustments to earn before they start paying."
Dr Kayode Fayemi who is also the Chairman of the Committee set up to reconcile the Emir of Kano, Sanusi the Second and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, said they have met both parties and that they are desirous of peace.
He equally said that efforts are on to resolve what he called the party politics between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the APC National Chairman.
The Ekiti State Governor, his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu and the Jigawa State governor, were at the State House Abuja on Monday, to meet with President Mohammadu Buhari on matters of state.