…as Local Government Chairmen reject N62k

What each of the 36 are offering to pay as minimum wage:

1. Abia – 40k

2. Adamawa – 45k

3. Akwa Ibom – 65k

4. Anambra – 50k

5. Bauchi – 40k

6. Bayelsa – 65k

7. Benue – 48k

8. Borno – 70k

9. Cross River – 65k

10. Delta – 68k

11. Ebonyi – 40k

12. Edo – 70k

13. Ekiti – 55k

14. Enugu – 43k

15. Gombe – 45k

16. Imo – 57k

17. Jigawa – 40k

18. Kaduna – 45k

19. Kano – 50k

20. Katsina – 45k

21. Kebbi – 40k

22. Kogi – 35k

23. Kwara – 43k

24. Lagos- 75k

25. Nasarawa – 40k

26. Niger – 45k

27. Ogun – 65k

28. Ondo – 62k

29. Osun – 57k

30. Oyo – 60k

31. Plateau – 65k

32. Rivers – 80k

33. Sokoto – 40k

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34. Taraba – 45k

35. Yobe – 42k

36. Zamfara – 30k

••ALGON rejects N62,000 minimum wage

 As the minimum wage discussion is ongoing, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) on Monday declared that local government councils cannot afford to pay the proposed N62, 000 as new minimum wage citing meagre allocation coming from the federation Account as major factor responsible for their rejection. 

National President of ALGON, Alh Aminu Muazu-Maifata explained in an interview with Journalists in Lafia that all the 774 Local Government Councils in the country gets allocation of a little above 18 percent from Federation Account monthly and hinged his argument on the gross inadequacy of funds to pay the N62,000 minimum wage

According to Muazu-Maifata, even if the local government Executive Chairmen decided to set aside the entire monthly allocations for salaries, ALGON will still not have resources and sources to implement the new minimum wage.

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He said, “Apart from payment of wages, we still have other responsibilities such as provision of affordable healthcare, education, security, traditional institution, rural roads as well as youths and women empowerment among others to contend with.”

Muazu-Maifata who is the Chairman of Lafia Local Government Area(LGA) of Nasarawa state however noted that the council Chairmen were in support of wages increments to civil servants but decried meager revenue coming to the local government. The ALGON president appealed for increase in the monthly allocations of the 774 LGAs in the country to enable them pay the proposed minimum wage

The ALGON leader also made a case for amendment of the constitution to make the tenure of office of LGAs chairmen officially uniform across the country for smooth administration.

While promising that the association would work with other stakeholders to ensure full implementation of the Area councils autonomy as enshrined in the country’s constitution, he reasoned, “The tenure of office of LGAs officials should be made four years to enable them deliver on their campaign promises to the electorates. The tenure is three years in some states and two years in some other states which is not good for the administration at the local councils”

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