The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Federal and State Governments should reduce the number of personnel that duplicate functions in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in workers’ salaries. El-Rufai stated this today following the controversy trailing the new minimum wage across the country.
The governor’s comments come on the heels of the approval of N27,000 as the new minimum wage by the National Council of State three days ago. Following the Council’s approval, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Doctor Chris Ngige, stated that the Federal Government is topping the approved amount by N3,000 to 30,000 for its workers.
While welcoming the development, the Governor El-Rufai faulted a situation whereby some state governor would still harbour and pay many aides whose roles were similar in governance. He said that the new minimum wage of N27,000 agreed upon by the Federal Government would instill discipline in some governors to be prudent with the resources at their disposal.
El-Rufai also advised the nation’s leaders to think beyond oil by diversifying the economy to better the lots of Nigerians.