Connect with us

headline

Governors say they are not elected to pay salaries

Published

on

Group of Nigerian Governors delibrating

Nigeria’s governors has declared that they were not elected to only pay salaries to workers, provide roads, education, electricity and other social amenities for their state.

This was divulged by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, the governor of Zamfara State, on Wednesday night in Abuja, adding that they have no power to perform magic if funds are not available to utilize.

Abdulaziz Yari, the governor of Zamfara State

Yari said it was a pity that state governors had been limited to the payment of salaries alone in their respective states.

He said the lack of funds had hindered them from carrying out their responsibilities in other sectors such as health, electricity, education, roads, among others.

They therefore called for the examination of the national income in the last 14 years to enable them to agree on the contentious issue of minimum wage implementation.

The committee working on the minimum wage is almost concluding negotiations on the matter, FELLOW PRESS gathered.

The Federal Government had set a September date to roll out a new minimum wage for workers.

The Nigeria Labour Congress is proposing a minimum wage of N65,000 for workers, but the governors are insisting on the gradual implementation of the new wage, if eventually approved.

 

On minimum wage, he said, “We have a committee of six which represents us in discussions in the committee headed by the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige.

“The committee has yet to give us the final report. They have given us an interim report that at the Federal Government level, over 82 per cent is being spent on overheads which cannot move the country forward in terms of infrastructure development and development that we need now.

“So, on our own part, we are saying we are going to look at how our income is taken from our final account from 14 years ago so that we can come up and stay in the middle.”

He added, “I don’t think you people voted us only to pay salaries. You are looking for good roads, electricity, education and others. So, we can’t do magic. It’s only when we have the funds that we can do all those things.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

News4 weeks ago

NYSC: N33,000 approved as Corps members’ new allowance

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced-- Femi Adesina
News4 weeks ago

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced– Femi Adesina

News4 weeks ago

How Kobe Bryant’s flew despite bad weather — Police

News4 weeks ago

Buhari reacts to TY Danjuma’s comment, Osinbajo’s relationship

News4 weeks ago

Buhari condemn killing of 13 people in Plateau, charges security agents

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners
News4 weeks ago

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners

News4 weeks ago

Buhari can’t succeed with Femi Adesina, other liars around him – Omokri

News4 weeks ago

Amotekun not South-West’s plan to secede from Nigeria– Fayemi

Patience Ozonkwo embraces Globacom's upgraded network
sponsored4 days ago

Patience Ozonkwor embraces Globacom’s upgraded network

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant and Wife agreed never to fly on same helicopter — Source

royal news1 week ago

He wanted to stick his staff of office into my eyes- Oluwo of Iwo speaks on why he attacked the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa

Metro4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: 9 bodies recovered from scene of helicopter crash

News4 weeks ago

Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter-in-Law Sophie Wessex to “help out” as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry step down

News4 weeks ago

Fans demand Kobe Bryant’s image used as NBA new logo

Entertainment4 weeks ago

Noollywood is a disgrace! as Veteran actor Ernest Asuzu turns beggar, battles stroke (video)

News4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: Wife Venessa’s first statement after husband, daughter died

News4 weeks ago

Femi Adesina is a sick man, sold his soul to devil– Fani-Kayode

music4 weeks ago

Naira Marley ft Ms Banks – Anywhere

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Aisha Abimbola’s son speaks on being maltreated by Lola Alao (video)

Breaking news3 weeks ago

Buhari departs for AU summit in Addis Ababa

Nigeria may face worse security problems – Buhari’s wife, Aisha
News6 hours ago

Nigeria may face worse security problems – Aisha Buhari

Sports7 hours ago

Tyson Fury’s dad John had predicted exactly how Fury will beat Wilder (video)

Jess Bezos: 10 things to know about richest man in the world and in history
ask8 hours ago

Jeff Bezos: 10 things to know about richest man in the world and in history

News12 hours ago

Nigerian govt to overhaul N-Power, school feeding, other NSIPs

Wilder is still a winner in my eyes -- Floyd Mayweather reacts to Tyson Fury's win
Sports12 hours ago

Wilder is still a winner in my eyes — Floyd Mayweather reacts to Tyson Fury’s win

News12 hours ago

Akeredolu declares public holiday in Ondo to welcome President Buhari

Politics13 hours ago

Presidency should go to South after Buhari in 2023 — El-rufai

Viral13 hours ago

Bobrisky did not fly first class, he was in economy with me – Fan Exposes Bobrisky

Lifestyle14 hours ago

Photos from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s nephew, Laolu’s wedding

Tyson fury: 10 Facts to know about the heavyweight boxer
ask16 hours ago

Tyson Fury: 10 Facts to know about the heavyweight boxer

Politics18 hours ago

How I become Bayelsa governor is a miracle — Diri

News18 hours ago

Dangote purchases 3,500 Shackman trucks

News19 hours ago

NYSC warns corps members on certificates, says no deployment to troubled states

2023 Presidency: Tinubu has no MoU with Buhari, he is on his own - Senator Sani Ahmed Yarima
Politics19 hours ago

2023 Presidency: Tinubu has no MoU with Buhari, he is on his own – Senator Sani Ahmed Yarima

advert banner Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas donates his entire £61m fortune to charity, leaves nothing to his son Michael Douglas
Entertainment19 hours ago

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas donates his entire £61m fortune to charity, leaves nothing to his son Michael Douglas

Entertainment19 hours ago

“I can’t be living a lie” Chacha Eke Faani explains why she decided to stop using so much makeup and filters

My government has weakened Boko Haram – Buhari says after Adamawa attack
Metro20 hours ago

Boko Haram has been weakened by my govt– Buhari says after Adamawa attack

Metro20 hours ago

40-year-old man dies in Anambra hotel after taking suspected sex enhancement drug

Sports1 day ago

Anthony Joshua should avoid Tyson Fury by all means now’ – Social media reacts to Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder

Interview1 day ago

Every Nigerian should be worried about state of insecurity – Prof Nwosu, ex-minister

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 12,705 other subscribers