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Minimum Wage: “FG Will Start Paying By The Third Quarter of 2018” – Oshiomhole Confirms

Posted On March 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm by / Comments Off on Minimum Wage: “FG Will Start Paying By The Third Quarter of 2018” – Oshiomhole Confirms

A former governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, says President Muhammadu Buhari is serious about implementation of a new minimum wage.

Oshiomhole buttressed that federal government will start paying the new wage by the third quarter of 2018.

He stressed that Buhari’s resolve is not a political gimmick to win the 2019 general elections.

Oshiomhole said there was already a case to review the wages prior to the election, adding that he was not bothered about when the implementation of the new minimum wage would start.

According to him, he is only bothered by the fact that some workers in some states are still not paid the current N18,000 minimum wage in use.

“As governor of Edo, I increased the minimum wage from N18,000 to N25,000 a month for the least paid worker”, he told NAN

“And I did that to dismiss and to close the debate whether a higher minimum wage is desirable.

“Rather than going to be giving a lecture on why a higher minimum wage is inevitable, I thought it is better to use my executive power to increase the minimum wage and to pay it.

“Not only did I pay it for as long as I was governor, my successor has continued to pay it.

“And Edo has continued to deliver on infrastructure and on its mandate to the admiration of its residents,’’ the former governor said.

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