Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor has noted that all governors who were elected on People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform do not have any problem with paying the recently signed N30,000 minimum wage.
This, Dickson made known while he was addressing newsmen at the end of the PDP Governors’ Forum this morning.
He stressed that in a bid to lighten the plight of workers, the governors are ready to pay the new minimum wage in PDP-controlled states.
Dickson further encouraged President Muhammadu Buhari to clarify the process for the commencement of the New Minimum Wage payment by sending a bill to the incoming ninth National Assembly to review the revenue sharing formula of the country.
“We are very eager as PDP governors to implement and pay the 30,000 naira minimum wage that the federal government announced.
“We want to do so to alleviate the plight of the long-suffering Nigerian workers who have been underpaid for long and the workers who are currently groaning in economic hardship as a result of what has gone wrong with the economy since the All Progressives Congress (APC) government took over.
“Also we call for a review of the revenue sharing formula to accommodate a fresh Revenue Allocation Formula in the country,” he said.