The Ekiti state government has approved the payment of the new N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) minimum wage to workers.
This was made known by the state Governor, John Kayode Fayemi, at Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti on Saturday during the 2019 celebration of the Teachers’ Day.
According to Governor Fayemi, the state government would begin the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 from this month (October 2019).
He revealed that the decision to implement the new minimum wage was predicated on the need to improve the living standard of workers. He said;
“We will commence payment of N30,000 to workers in Ekiti with effect from this month. We are determined to reward diligence because the workers, particularly our teachers have done the state proud.
“In this year’s WAEC, Ekiti was ranked 12th. I want to salute our teachers but that is not where Ekiti belonged, we must continually do more to rise to number one.”