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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

'I’ll no longer pay any wage imposed by FG' – Gov Fashola

The Lagos state Governor while addressing workers during yesterday’s May Day celebration, said:
Today I will like to assert that our government will not be stampeded into paying any wage we are not part of negotiating and which the fund to pay them is not provided for and given to us. I recognise that Item 34 of the Exclusive Legislative List gives the Federal Government the power to make legislation for a minimum wage. That is where the power ends. We have complied with the minimum wage since January 2011 long before it was signed into law. We should be left to decide what more we can afford to pay over the minimum to any cadre of worker.”

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fashola's own is too much!!! All other governors are paying. He acts like mr know it all. His tenure will soon end! He will leave, then what! Pay there wage. They work for it everyday, don't they?!

Anonymous said...

Read and understand well before commenting. You do no make sense.

AbujaKenneth said...

It is unfortunate that upon all the money Fashola administration makes from double taxation of Lagosian (tenement rate, land use charge, arbitrary fixing of income taxes and appropriating the stamp duty levy which is exclusive preserve of FG etc), he still cannot pay his workers a paltry N18k per month. Rather he pays them what he calls Lagos Salary which is far below the minimum wage. His own too much. He has all the wisdom and every other person is a fool. Msheeeeeeew

Anonymous said...

Lagos is like 6 states put together, Lagos is overpopulated and u are saying his own is too much, Take the Doctors issue for instance, they said they want same salary as federal government workers, they should be working in lagos den dey should move to federal hospitals. He has too much to deal with, not even Abuja has the kind of issues lagos has to contend with.

Anonymous said...

obviously, u r dull. Too dull.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:29....I support you jare...he always wants people to praise him and dat is why he keeps sayn shit all d tym...his own is too much.ITK(I too Know)....

PoLyMaT said...

Lol--anon @ 12:58pm, simple comment and a whole lot of sense-- anon @12:12pm, empty vessels make d LOUDEST noISE-- **next pleeeASe**

Anonymous said...

@ anon 12.29 was there comprehension in your English syllabus in Primary and Secondary School syllabus at all? Kai.

On post:Governor Fashola way to go.

BOLANLE said...

Is Lagos now an autonomous state independed of the Federal Government?
Shows also that FG also does their things without thinking first.
All in all, the state of the Nigerian affairs seriously needs over-hauling.

Anonymous said...

can't you read? Illiterate.

Dapsyn said...

Read and understand him carefully, don't be an ignorant student who doesn't read the instructions before answering the question. Mr Fashola is right!!!

Anonymous said...

Real read well. Its obvious the first person to comment didnt understand

naijapikin said...

But hed collect tolls on Lekki road, allow Tinubu block roads for bday, and pay Tinubu Lagos state taxes to be building hotels everywhere...when it comes to citizens that voted him in, he starts yarning dust! Don't pay na, who's begging u

Splashy said...

Noise maker...pls read b4 commenting...if u dnt understand , why not keep ur mouth shut

Swaggamommabb said...

Oga...U go school atall??Read b4 u comment

Anonymous said...

Some pple just feel its their right and most comment on any post.
Read and digest first!!! He has been paying the minimum wage since Jan 2011 b4 it was sign into law!No need to fight here!
Let me show u a big fight if u want one.
1.3 trillion scam is on. Start from there.

Anonymous said...

I agree with him totally cos the federal govt. Failed to access the finacial capability of each state to their capital expenditure on other area of development and establishment. Is high time the federal govt stop playing

Fadiatu said...

Olodo, understand what he meant. Government impose payments and they fail to provide funds for the state. Need I also remind you that there is partiality when allocating funds to lagos state. We have the highest population and given one of the lowest funds in nigeria. So what he meant was no imposed payment which am sure will be high due to population compared to funds provided for the state. AC vs PDP things am sure.

Anonymous said...

Politics with the wellbeing of nigerians by making promises thats is unachieveable or uncordinated.

I am, the no Sender. said...

@Anonymous May 2, 2012 04:58 AM I wonder how you can advise the fella to read and understand.

Obviously, Gov. Fashola's ITK posture is seemingly getting out of hand. Lagos State government is constantly harrassing both corporate and individuals on tax payments.

No State has the level of businesses as concentrated in it. The amount of internally generated revenue far exceeds the projections of every State in Nigeria.

Therefore commenting on the minimum wage with the aim of positioning the Fed govt as having imposed wages beyond their income makes Lagos State mischievous and only out to shame the federal govt.

Fashola should go pay Lagos Doctors and stop pretending that he is smart.

Anonymous said...

I think his right, he has complied to the Federal Govt minimum wage any extra thing should be decided by the state Govt based on its revenue, U̶̲̥̅̊ don't always force states to carry out certain responsibilities becos of their financial base.

Anonymous said...

They actually make a lot of sense. What the governor just said is that basically if the FG raises the minimum wage requirement again, he is not willing to give it to the people ("let us decide what we can pay").

Anonymous said...

That first comment. You are an Ode.... Everlasting mumu na im you be. Do you understand english. read and grab before u utter rubbish

Anonymous said...

Lol...."We" linda commentors are jokers sumtimes...peeps comphrension somtimes keeps me wondering!...niyinugar

Yetinde said...

Odé,must u comment ni?

IAmhairs said...

these guys re just bent on confusing us sha.....i tot we were done wif dis minimum wage stuff 4 gud...y z he revisiting it..i can bet dat dis guys are also confused as well.....GOD BLESS NIGERIA,GOD BLESS ME N GOD BLESS LINDA.

Anonymous said...

@first comment... U just wasted ur old man fund sending u 2skool..Go and claim ur money back

Anonymous said...

The population of Lagos state workers is the largest in Nigeria and Lagoss does not receive the largest from federal government. lagos is 12 states combined in one.

VANESSA SYLVER said...

He should pay corpers state allowance, especially the fresh Batch A corpers who were posted to state schools to teach. Linda pls find out if he will pay them or not, for my cousin sake. Thanks

Modupsy said...

First anonymous....u really to read again. Fashola sed he won't be paying FG wages again unless FG provides for it. Why should he pay for staff not working under his govt na? Does that make sense to u?

Anonymous said...

to anonymous @12:29, fashola is actually willing to pay above the minimum wage, beyond what the gov adviced, so please read and understand before commenting next time.

Anonymous said...

I love this guy!! He's been d best governor ever! @1st comment- he's actually saying he'd pay more than d government specified for workers to be paid

CHI

Anonymous said...

This guy de behave like Olodo. Pls read and understand before add Ūя̲̅ senseless comment.

Anonymous said...

I really don't know what to say to you, if simple english u don't understand. Like I told d first person to read and understand u should also do d same.

Anonymous said...

Wetin naa leave d first commentor alone jor awon knw it all.KMT pple are to rude on dis blog jare.

Anonymous said...

Olodo, understand what he meant. Government impose payments and they fail to provide funds for the state. U made ur point but we aint commenting on ur points.will u send ur child to a sch where dey pay 500k wen u earn 250k? We are making comment on what fashola said which is he is paying minimum wage but if federal govt wanna increase it they should be ready to make d funds available. So I suppose anon 12:58AM. Abeg go back to sch.

Anonymous said...

I'm a civil servant in Lagos state, he lied by saying he's been paying since Jan 2011..what he paid was d consolidated lagos state salary which was promised under Tinubu regime. He hurriedly implemented it in order to sidestep paying the 18000naira minimum wage, wot we r paid is 12500naira..they even stopped paying us leave allowances n also increased tax deductions...dis pple are no saints as they appear to be, enough said !

Anonymous said...

Argument for
Fashola won't pay the minimum wage if the government fails to make provisions for it. Why should he?

Argument against
Lagos state generates more revenue than any other state. Why should he not?

All in all he's just saying if the federal govt cannot afford it, they shouldn't put the burden on the states. He'll pay what he can afford. That's what a capable leader should do.

Anonymous said...

I'm a civil servant in Lagos state, he lied by saying he's been paying since Jan 2011..what he paid was d consolidated lagos state salary which was promised under Tinubu regime. He hurriedly implemented it in order to sidestep paying the 18000naira minimum wage, wot we r paid is 12500naira..they even stopped paying us leave allowances n also increased tax deductions...dis pple are no saints as they appear to be, enough said !

Anonymous said...

dont mind that man , his a criminal.he kns wt his doing.

Anonymous said...

if governors are paid the same salary irrespective of the state they govern. Why should a Lagos state Doctor be paid less than other states paying the conmes rate. Lagos will continue to lose the best doctors to federal hospitals and other states. The whole purpose of the conmes is to ensure you have good salary anywhere a doctor is working even in the rural area. Lagos Doctors should earn more. After all they pay more for rent. Do you want a less than the best treatment?

bibi said...

Olodo!! “Commentor” ko, communicator ni. U and d first commenter are probably one of a kind. How do u think he will learn and correct his mistakes if he isn't criticized in life for his errors, which in this case is stupid (look befor u leap). To make it worse he was d first to comment. Was probably rushing to be d first. Mtchew

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