Minimum Wage: Wike Promises to Pay Whatever FG Approves

  • Governor Wike promises to pay the new minimum wage
  • NYCN lauds Buhari for speedy passage of the bill.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has promised to comply with the provisions of the new minimum wage law as approved by the National Assembly and recently ratified by President Mohammadu Buhari.

Speaking through the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, said, the Governor said Rivers state Government will pay whatever is approved by the Federal Government.

The Governor had earlier in various fora in the State unequivocally announced that the State will be the first to pay whatever was finally settled for as the new wage.

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iDONSABI reported that President Buhari recently signed into Law the N30, 000 new basic wage earlier approved for by the National Assembly.

It is expected that the Implementation will begin shortly after the inauguration of new administration in the country, on May 29, 2019.

In a related development, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the speedy signing of the National Minimum wage bill into law.

The group in a statement on Friday by its President, Bello Bala Shagari. urged the Federal Government to do all it could to ensure market stability.

While noting that the wages paid to workers in Nigeria have not been realistic given the high prices of goods and services in the country, Shagari lambasted Festus Keyami, Buhari’s spokesman during the 2019 general election for saying he is a friend of the poor.

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NYCN also commended the labour and the government for working together in reaching this milestone achievement, while hoping that the market will remain the same as the minimum wage rises so that the new development will make sense in the end.

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