The Adamawa State Governor, Senator Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow says he will be the first governor in the country to pay the approved 30,000 naira minimum wage to civil servants.
Governor Bindow stated this in Yola on Wednesday on the occasion of the 2019 Workers Day Celebration held at Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola.
The Governor explains that his administration from the inception has never owed workers salaries, stressing that his priority as a Governor was to ensure that workers salaries are paid up to date as well as ensuring the needed developmental strides to the people.
He called on the incoming administration to work in consonance with the Labour leaders for harmonious government labour relationship.
Governor Bindow, however, denied borrowing the sum of 150 billion naira for any capital projects in the State saying, I have never borrowed any money for such purposes.
Earlier, the Adamawa State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Fashe lamented the situation whereby for the past years, the welfare of workers in the State was easily be paid in jeopardy “.
He said the Organized Labour in the State is anxiously waiting for the implementation of the 30,000 naira new minimum wage signed into law by the President.
Comrade Fashe used the occasion to call for the immediate payment of gratuities and pension arrears of both State and Local Government retirees some of whom have been waiting patiently for over 6 years.
In his fraternal message, State Controller of Labour, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Usman Dibal said with this development, the issue of National Minimum Wage is over, but the issue of the template with the consequential increase which is critical to the implementation.