The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has said that PDP governors would pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
While speaking to news men after their forum today in Abuja, he said “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 Nigeria workers who have been under-paid 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 government took over.
“So, we call on the federal government to expedite the process of presenting a bill to that effect.
“Also we call for a review of the revenue sharing formula to accommodate a fresh Revenue Allocation Formula in the country,” he said.
Speaking further, Dickson also said on the issue of diversion of local government funds that no PDP governor is involved in such an act.
He said “We dealt with the allegation of alleged diversion of local government funds by state governments and we condemned it in very strong term.
“We as governors on the platform of the PDP want to make it clear that no PDP governor is involved in this allegation of diverting local government funds for whatever purpose.
“In our case, the reverse is the case. It is the state governments that have been supporting and subsidizing funding for the local government.
“So we call on the federal government and agency in charge to name the state governments and tell us the date and the people who were in charged as the time when this diversion took place,” he said.