BREAKING: Governors Reject N60,000 Minimum Wage, Details Emerge

TheTalk.NG journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja – 36 state governors have rejected the N60,000 minimum wage earlier proposed by the Federal Government.

The Director Media and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Hajiya Halimah Salihu Ahmed, said the governors said the N60,000 wage is not realistic and unsustainable.

Governors Reject N60,000 Minimum Wage proposalGovernors say the N60,000 minimum wage proposal is too high for the state government
Photo credit: @NLCHeadquartersSource: Twitter

The governors argued that the N60,000 minimum wage would force some states into borrowing to pay workers’ salaries, Daily Trust reports.

This was made known in a statement issued by Ahmed on Friday, June 7.

“All things considered, the NGF holds that the N60,000 minimum wage proposal is not sustainable and can not fly. It will simply mean that many states will spend all their FAAC allocations on just paying salaries with nothing left for development purposes.

“In fact, a few states will end up borrowing to pay workers every month. We do not think this will be in the collective interest of the country, including workers.

“We appeal that all parties involved, especially the labour unions, consider all the socioeconomic variables and settle for an agreement that is sustainable, durable, and fair to all other segments of the society who have a legitimate claim to public resources.”

Source: TheTalk.NG


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