June 19, 2024

Minimum wage: Idris detaches self from governors, awaits Labour, FG stand

Nasir Idris

By Haruna Aliyu,Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi state governor,Dr Nasir Idris has detached himself from governors who gave hint of inability to pay N62000 minimum wage even if the federal government and Nigeria labour congress agreed on the figure.

Idris , in a morning interview with British broadcasting Corporation BBC, said that he was not aware of the meeting where governors made their stand known on the disputed sixty two thousand minimum wage.

The former unionist now Kebbi governor wondered when the meeting was held because he is a member of negotiating committee and he has been mediating between the federal government and the organised labour on the minimum wage issue ” i was not part of the meeting if it was even held and i will not part of those who will not pay the agreed minimum wage, like i did say at different public fora that i will pay the agreed amount i stand by that.” he said.

He explained that, as a crusader for workers welfare and better pay he will not abandoned his people in this trying times ” as member of the tripartite committee i will continue to negotiate in favour Nigerian workers”.

While urging the federal government and the organised labour to both shift grounds to reach common acceptable and sustainable living wage he pledged to implement the agreed sum to Kebbi workers.

Recall that, some governors in Nigeria allegedly came out to say they cannot pay N62000 minimum wage regardless wether labour and the federal meet at the same point.