As the debate over new minimum wage of N30,000 rages on, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has assured that he is ready to pay the proposed wage as soon as it is passed into law.
Tambuwal, who spoke when Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) national leaders visited him at the Sokoto State Government House, further appealed to the congress to press for an urgent review of the nation’s revenue sharing formula as well.
The labour leaders were at the Government House as part of their nationwide planned peaceful rally in continuation of their demand for the implementation of N30,000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Giving the reasons for urging NLC to push for a review of the revenue sharing formula, Tambuwal noted that too much money is concentrated at the federal level, hence the genuine need to address that disproportion for the overall interest of all.
He further opined that addressing revenue sharing formula would be inevitable if better remuneration for state workers is to be achieved.
“It is constitutional for the revenue sharing formula to be reviewed after every five years. The state government is working in harmony with civil servants as the engine room of public service and the state government would implement the new minimum wage the moment it is passed into law,” Tambuwal said.
He however pointed out that corruption still remains a menace in the country, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari in his fight against the monster.
Speaking earlier, NLC National President, Comrade Ayuba Waba, who was represented by Isah Yunusa Danguguwa, NLC National Auditor and Special Adviser to the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Labour Matters, said the rally was aimed at actualizing their agitation for the implementation of N30,000 new minimum wage.
Comrade Wabba described Tambuwal as a labour-friendly governor, hence appealing to him to make other governors and leaders of conscience across the country embrace the need for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
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