By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Sunday said most governors in the country were prepared to pay the proposed N30,000 minimum wage submitted by the tripartite committee.
Kaigama, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo said the Chairman of Governor’s Forum Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari was rejecting the matter because of his personal interest and that of some non performing governors.
“we know that most governors are prepared to pay the N30,000 proposed minimum wage.
“The Chairman of the governor’s forum and few others who hired hundreds of unnecessary aides are rejecting the proposal due to their selfish interest.
“That’s why we ask any governor, who said he cannot pay to go to his state and tell the workers there that he cannot pay,” he said.
The union leader noted that Nigerian workers were prepared to vote out such governors in the forthcoming elections so as to guarantee good governance.
“Such governors rejecting the N30,000 minimum wage should know that Nigerian workers have evidences of their financial mismanagement and would act at the appropriate time,” he noted.
Kaigama, who also decried the level visualization in the country noted that the minimum wage document had addressed some of the issues involving casual staff.
“The existing law says if serve as a casual staff for a period of six months, you must be given permanent appointment but many organizations do not follow the law in the country,” he said.