The Periscope Literati
Umaru Fintiri the governor of Adamawa state has since directed the Head of Service, Dr Edgar Amos to ensure that the process for the implementation of the new minimum wage for the entire civil servants with the state is completed without undue delay.
The directives was sequel to an executive order to ensure the commencement of payment of the new minimum wage from the month of November, 2019 unfailingly
Governor Fintiri was reported to have made the disclosure while on an on the spot assessment and commissioning of some RAMP projects in Toungo local government area, southern senatorial zone of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.
While some workers are jubilating over the what they considered as worthy-to-the-ear-to-hear good news about the new minimum wage with payment to commence this month, others are contemplating whether or not it would be the agreed N30,000 and for the entire state civil servants irrespective of levels and/or it would attract some arrears and from which month?
“Governor Fintiri in his fresh air wisdom, earlier said that he would pay N32,000 as minimum wage, when former governor Bindow was unable to pay N18,000 as previous minimum wage, which he settled at N10,000 enjoyed only by the most junior carder. Even at that he would have to book for an overdraft to be able to pay the salaries, Fintiri argued it was not necessary with prudence and integrity.
“Now that the federal government has directed for the commencement of payment of N30,000 new minimum wage to be enjoyed only by the junior workers, while some negotiations have arrived at some percentages for other senior levels, it sounds logical that Fintiri can’t pay beyond the federal government’s N30,000.
“Can we have a N30,000 monthly worth fresh air from Fintiri for the entire civil servants with the state irrespective of levels?” A worker threw the question.
The slogan from the ATM’s “Fintiri, Fintiri” onomatopoeia, to hear comes the “Fresh Air,” is currently vibrating loudly even when the over 5000 workers whose salaries were suspended for seven months and are yet to have their civil service carrier defined in spite of the agitation, whether or not they are in anyway considered by Fintiri led government as legitimate civil servants.
This takes another exposé in a moment.