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The newest governor-elect wants to be the first to implement N30,000 minimum wage

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The newest governor-elect wants to be the first to implement N30,000 minimum wage

Hours after being declared as the winner of the Adamawa governorship election, Governor-elect Ahmadu Fintiri spoke to the press, making some promises that would be well received by the public.

  • He promised to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 when approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
  • “I will give civil service priority attention and make it more effective,” he said. “As a matter of matter of priority, I will be first to implement it, so that we don’t experience any workers strike.”
  • For students, Fintiri said his government would resusccitate scholarship schemes, youth empowerment programs and pay the WAEC and NECO fees for students “to reduce the burden on parents.”

Backstory: Fintiri, the PDP candidate, defeated the incumbent Adamawa governor, Jibrilla Bindow, polling 376,552 votes, compared to the governor’s 336,386 votes.

Bindow concedes: The governor did all he could to avoid defeat, including court suits and threats to boycott the election, but following his defeat, he has congratulated Fintiri.

  • “In view of the outcome and declaration of results by INEC, I wish to congratulate the Governor-Elect Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over his election as the incoming governor of Adamawa state, and wish him a successful tenure,” he said in a broadcast on Friday.

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