Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari yesterday said he could not conclude that he would pay the N30,000 new minimum wage, Daily Trust reports.
Masari, represented by the Head of Service Idris Tune at the rally to mark Workers’ Day in Katsina, said his government would meet with the labor union on the issue.
“This is a process. We cannot conclude that we are going to pay N30,000 minimum wage. We are going to dialogue with the labor leaders and arrive at a conclusion that is the reality to the Katsina state government and the welfare of the workers.
“We have never wavered in catering for the welfare of workers, so the issue of minimum wage cannot be an exception also,” he said.
NLC chairman, Hussaini Hamisu, urged workers to remain calm as the union engaged the state government on the new minimum wage.
He lamented that insecurity in the state was at an alarming rate, asking workers to intensify prayers. He also implored the government to develop more strategies to address insecurity in the state.