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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Govs who can’t pay minimum wage should quit – Ex-lawmaker

A former member of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wadada, has asked governors not willing to pay the N30,000 minimum wage to quit.

Wadada, who spoke in Lafia on Friday, wondered why governors budgeting between N200m and N400m for security in their states would not pay the minimum wage.

The Nasarawa State politician said, “I find it ridiculous for anybody to be foot-dragging on the minimum wage.

“The N30,000 minimum wage is less than $100. Some governors take N200m, N300m and N400m as security votes. I have heard of a governor who took N1bn every month as security vote for eight years. I have been to that state and there is nothing the man did.

“Whoever cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage should pack his belongings and go because he is not fit to be a governor.”

Wadada, who was one of the governorship aspirants during the 2019 governorship election in the state, however, called for thorough investigation into the use of the bailout and budget support funds released to state governments before the commencement of deductions by the Federal Government.

Wadada advised the new governors to look at the books and take decisions that best suit their states based on what they met on the ground.
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