The Gombe State Government says the State will not pay the new N30,000 minimum wage to local government employees for now. The state’s deputy Governor, Manassah Jatau, who disclosed this on Monday while presenting the report of the tripartite committee to Governor Inuwa Yahaya, said wait the Local Government employees will have to wait until internally generated revenue at the local government levels improve
Jatau said: “We have understood the position of the state, Labour has agreed that the actual payment should commence from January, that the current tax regime be maintained, that the agreement be reviewed within the period of six months from effective months of implementation that is January for some adjustment which will come up.
“The finances of the 11 LGAs shall be closely monitored for the next six to 12 months, with a view to ensuring improvement in revenue. Meaning the LGAs 12 members of staff cannot enjoy the 30,000 minimum wage until their revenues are improved. The LGAs can’t enjoy it because their revenues are down.”