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Gov. Fintiri reiterates commitment to implementation of minimum wage

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has assured workers in the state of his administration commitment to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.

Fintiri gave the assurance Tuesday in his independence broadcast to the people of the state.

“Furthermore, I wish to assure the Organized Labour and all workers of Adamawa State that my government is committed to paying the new minimum wage when the details of the consequential adjustments have been worked out which, I hope, will be soon,” Fintiri said.

The governor also assured workers of his administration determination to enhance their welfare and capacity for active role in implementing government policies and programmes in line with his 11 point agenda to transform the state.

“I am aware that the decision to review certain actions by the previous administration that affect the Civil Service is causing some anxiety. I want to assure you that our intention is to ensure that due process is followed in government actions and all Adamawa people are treated equally.

“Under my watch, no qualified indigene of the state should be, or will be, denied access to government employment, promotion or service because of his or her religion, tribe, social background, economic status or political views,” Fintiri said.

While congratulating Nigerians for the 49 Anniversary celebration, Fintiri called for renewed commitment to building a united, strong and prosperous nation.

“To this end, we must rise above primordial sentiments and prejudice based on religion, region, tribe and social status.

The governor assured the people of Adamawa that he would not disappoint them as he was aware of the huge expectation placed on him.

“I am fully aware of your high expectation on me and my government. By the grace of God and your support, I will not fail you; we will not disappoint you.”

He reiterated his administration commitment to security listing some of the successes recorded and the effort by his administration in purchasing 60 hilux, 20 land cruiser pick up vans and 50 motorcycles to strengthened the state new security outfit “operation Farauta”.

“We are also actively engaging traditional rulers and community leaders in various peace-building initiatives to stem the herdsmen/farmers clashes.”

The governor who promised to conduct council election in line with the constitution, also promised to sent the much awaited list of his commissioners to the assembly for confirmation and approval.

“To help me drive the process of government and in line with our Constitution, I will soon submit a list of people to the Adamawa State House of Assembly that I hope will be screened, confirmed and eventually sworn-in as Honourable Commissioners and members of the State Executive Council.

“Together, we shall run a government that is just, honest, fair, responsive, responsible, prudent, accountable, inclusive, focused and firm,” Fintiri said.

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