Payment of N30,000 Minimum Wage to depend on the capacity of each state government-Governors

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), says the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each state government.

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting of the forum held in Abuja on Monday.

Fayemi reading the meeting’s communique said that the forum made the resolution when it met and reviewed current progress in the implementation of the minimum wage law.

Clarifying on the forum’s position and Federal Economic Council (FEC)’s decision, Fayemi said while state governors agreed to the N30, 000, FEC did not determine what happens in the states.

He said each state had its State Executive Council, which is the highest decision is making body at the state level.

Fayemi also pledged the governors’ commitment to counterpart resources to strengthen mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever at the states.

He commended the rapid response of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to nip in the bud the August yellow fever outbreak in parts of the country.

Fielding question on Gov. Nasir el-Rufai’s ad hoc committee on excess crude account and other special accounts, the governor said it was a committee of the National Economic Council.