In Adamawa, Fintiri marches words with action, orders implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage


Governer Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has approved the of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to in the state with effect from the month of November, 2019.

This is coming at a time when most state governors in Nigeria are still battling with how to handle the minimum wage issue with some governors insisting on renegotiations with their workers on what they can pay out of the approved new minimum wage by the federal government, based on their financial capabilities. 

The governor approval is contained in a press statement signed by the director General media and communications to the governor Mr Solomon Kumanga made available to journalists in Yola Tuesday.

Kumanga further explained that the governor has already directed the state head of service Dr. Amos Edger and all other relevant government agencies in the state to commence and complete all processes that would ensure that all in the state collected their November salary with the new N30,000 minimum wage in the state. 

According to the statement, “This N30,000 new minimum wage is also applicable to local government staff in the state.”

The latest directive brings an end the ongoing speculations on whether the state government would implement the  new minimum wage as approved by federal government or follow the path of renegotiation with its workforce. 

It would be recalled that governor Fintiri had severally promised that his administration would implement the new minimum wage as approved by the federal government as soon as all the processes of consequential adjustments has been completed. 

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