The Nigeria Governors ‘ Forum says that each state should decide the payment of minimum wage consequential adjustments based on its internal revenue generated.
After the meeting, the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Fayemi Kayode, gave assurance to journalists that governors were willing to comply with the 30,000 minimum wage decided by the tripartite negotiating committee.
Nevertheless, he clarified that the resulting alteration can not be forced to comply with them.
The payment is mainly determined by each state’s internal income and the number of officials in its payroll. According to him
This was part of the discussions when the governor met on Monday in Abuja at the Transcorp Hilton.
The news comes just days after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) ordered the new minimum wage rates and subsequent changes to be completed by December 31, 2019.
Other participants included Sokoto, Imo, Anambra, Ondo, Adamawa, Oyo, Osun, Cross River states, as well as some deputy governors.