As the new minimum wage kicks off in no distant future, governors have devised means to improve the internally generated revenue of their states.
Head of the Media and Public Affairs Department of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Abdulrazaq Bello-Barkindo, says Governors will not be bullied into accepting the N30,000 new national minimum wage.
A Netherlands company, Dutch African Agricultural Projects, is set to invest the sum of N144billion ($400million) in various Agro-allied products in Kogi State.
The Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage should be done by each state according to its level of income.
Governors of Edo, Kaduna and Kwara states have explained how they were able to increase their states Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the last three years.
As part of plans to boost health care delivery in the state under its Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), the Edo State Government has remodelled 20 primary health care centres across the state. The 20 remodelled PHCs undid the Edo-HIP is the first step towards ensuring that 200 PHCs are built in the 192 wards in the state.