Fayemi: There’s Difference Between Minimum Wage Increase, General Wage Review

Fayemi: There’s Difference Between Minimum Wage Increase, General Wage Review

Whilst we know that there may be a need for a minimal consequential adjustment, we (governors) are together with the Federal Government that this should not exceed nine per cent.
 
 
BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK

OCT 07, 2019

 

 

The Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, says Nigeria’s civil servants and labour leaders should understand that there is a difference between new minimum wage increase and general wage review.
“Our proposal during the negotiation was N24,500 minimum wage but at the end of the negotiation, N30, 000 was the agreed figure and we abide by that because it is now a law,” he told TheNation.
“However, governors are very clear that a national minimum wage increase is not tantamount to a general wage review,” Fayemi explained further.
“Whilst we know that there may be a need for a minimal consequential adjustment, we (governors) are together with the Federal Government that this should not exceed nine per cent.
“We think nine per cent is too much for those who are already earning above the minimum wage. It is a minimum wage increase; it is not a national wage review in the sense that it affects those who are earning below N30, 000.”
The Ekiti governor said, “Some states have not paid the N30, 000 minimum wage because there is no general agreement yet on the consequential increase. The government has offered nine per cent consequential increase across the board for those who are earning above the minimum wage threshold but the Nigeria Labour Congress is asking for a 45 per cent increase.
“The Federal Government has said 45 per cent consequential increase is unrealistic. The government has already made provision for the N30, 000 minimum wage in 2020 Budget. Where do they expect the government to get the funds? Some consequential increase may be sensible but this demand for 45 per cent is unrealistic.”

Comments

90 responses to “Fayemi: There’s Difference Between Minimum Wage Increase, General Wage Review”

  1. steplord01 steplord01 says:

    ok,got it

  2. Avatar thankgod johnson says:

    Ok

  3. Avatar thankgod johnson says:

    Woow

  4. saviournico saviournico says:

    thats good

  5. Nwalahot Nwalahot says:

    Noted

  6. Avatar Becky E oseni says:

    Noted

  7. Avatar Emmanuel Okpor says:

    there is a difference

  8. Avatar Faleti Ademola Hammed says:

    Yea

  9. Avatar Tega Aroro says:

    Okay

  10. Confidence Faith Confidence Faith says:

    Yeah

  11. Avatar Chaaik says:

    Why would government not pay minimum wage dis civil worker are over due.

  12. Avatar Chuezi says:

    weather there’ different or not 30,000 minimum is what we are talking about

  13. Temmyladeh Temmyladeh says:

    Okay oo

  14. Avatar Emmanuel Akpan says:

    Ok

  15. Avatar Uchechukwu Onwudi says:

    Ok

  16. Avatar Omodara Samuel says:

    good one

  17. Avatar Etajuwa Godwin Ayorinde says:

    Noted

  18. Avatar Emeka Okafor says:

    Noted

  19. Avatar Emmanuel Joshua says:

    Reserved

  20. Avatar Stella Tamuno says:

    Cool

  21. Akporue Victory Akporue Victory says:

    Well,I really don’t know about this

  22. Avatar Dynamic says:

    Whether there is different or not… Pay workers 30k and stop shouting

  23. Avatar Oliwe Emma says:

    Thanks so much for the update

  24. Samuel Solomon Samuel Solomon says:

    Thanks so much for
    the update

  25. Avatar Durojaiye Oluwatobi says:

    Thanks

  26. Moses Moses says:

    Nothing is going on

  27. kolawolemoses kolawolemoses says:

    Cool

  28. Prince Emeka Prince Emeka says:

    Ok

  29. Avatar Elizabeth ojediran says:

    Cool

  30. Emmanuel Chinonso Emmanuel Chinonso says:

    Noted

  31. Anieffiok Aniebiet Paul Anieffiok Aniebiet Paul says:

    good and noted