The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states say they can just pay N22,500 as new national the lowest pay permitted by law.
The governors said this Tuesday after a crisis meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja.
The Chairman of the gathering, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, gave the result of the gathering in an announcement.
The senator’s position is required to be dismissed by the worker’s guilds who are requesting the lowest pay permitted by law of N30,000. The specialists have pledged to down apparatuses by November 6 if their requests are not met.
In his announcement, Mr Yari did not say how the governors would react to a laborers strike.
See the full proclamation by Mr Yari beneath:
Following a gathering of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum where we pondered on the National Minimum Wage after a preparation from our delegates at the Tripartite Committee, we submit as pursues:
The welfare of all Nigerians is our definitive concern. In the entirety of our States, we are worried about the falling apart monetary circumstance experienced by the defenseless fragment of our populace.
In consenting to a National Minimum Wage, in any case, the Forum is considerably more worried about improvement, especially in the wellbeing, instruction and foundation circles.
It is, consequently, our considered position that since the level of salaried specialists isn’t in excess of five percent of the aggregate working populace, our position must mirror a figure as well as a manageable methodology dependent on capacity and ability to pay, and in addition intelligent of all our formative needs in each State.
Afterall, Section 3 of the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission Act gives that “the Commission will prescribe a suggestion of pay development which ought to be started for wage increment and furthermore inspected the pay structure in broad daylight and private division with sensible highlights of relativity and greatest levels which are in consonance with the national economy.”
It is in this feeling we feel firmly that our satisfactory the lowest pay permitted by law must be done so that aggregate work force cost does not surpass 50 percent of the income accessible to each State.
Governors, thusly, consented to pay a national the lowest pay permitted by law of N22,500.
Representative Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar
Executive, Nigeria Governors’ Forum