From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has denied allegations that it will hasten the implementation of 30,000 naira minimum wage.
This was contained in a statement distributed to reporters in Bauchi by Ali M.Ali, Special Adviser Media and Strategy to the Governor.
The statement reads: “Re-N30,000,recruitment; Our attention has been drawn to the usual fantastic claims of the incoming PDP government that the outgoing government of MA Abubakar plans to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 and also recruit 8,000 teachers in the coming days.
“These are absolute falsehoods being paddled by the government in waiting. It is manifestly clear that the hawking of half-truths and paddling outright lies are the hallmarks of the opposition PDP.This latest misrepresentation is a clear testimony.”
Ali said “Until May 29th,Governor MA Abubakar remains the chief executive of Bauchi state and reserves the right to hire or fire” He said the statement is “ just to refute and educate information handlers of the incoming administration ,the issue of minimum wage is on the exclusive legislative list.In simple language ,it is a federal government matter.As such it is preposterous to suggest that the MA Abubakar administration plans to implement what is legally impossible.”