Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi had said that workers in Ekiti State would begin to receive the N30,000 minimum wage from October 2019.
Fayemi said the payment was to motivate workers, especially teachers, to be able to deliver the best to the state and reclaim the lost glory and pride of being the education nerve centre of the country.
Punch reports that the governor, who spoke amidst loud ovations from the teachers and public servants in attendance at the 2019 World Teachers’ Day celebration at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti on Saturday however tasked teachers to strive for the realisation of the bid to return the state to a leading position in education.
“We will commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers in Ekiti with effect from this month. We are determined to reward diligence because the workers, particularly our teachers, have done the state proud.”
Fayemi, who reiterated the determination of his administration to protect and preserve the core values of making Ekiti the nation’s education capital, said that he decided to establish more schools in Ado Ekiti to decongest schools in the capital city and make learning more conducive.