Ekiti To Start Paying N30,000 New Minimum Wage In October
The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Faymei says his government will start the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage this month.
He revealed this at the 2019 World Teachers’ Day celebration in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Saturday.
Fayemi said the decision will motivate workers, reward diligence and increase the standard of living in the state.
“We will commence payment of N30,000 to workers in Ekiti with effect from this month, October,” he said.
“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.”
The governor also promised the recruitment of 2,000 new teachers to enhance quality Education.
He added that the government has built more schools to reduce the problem of overcrowding.
Kayode assured that his government would enhance technical education and also ensure that basic education goes in line with global best practice.
“I will promote functional and technical education in this state,” he said.
“I have also ensured that all students of school age are in schools in line with education law, which makes basic education compulsory and in line with global best practice.”