By George Daniya

Niger State Government will commence the implementation of the N30, 000 new minimum wage January next year.

Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Alh Mamman Musa disclosed this while addressing media briefing on budget analysis held at the Government House, Wednesday.

Alh. Musa stated that the new minimum wage was already captured in the 2020 budget and that as soon as it was passed by the state House of Assembly and assented to law by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the budget will then become operational.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Finance, Alh. Zakari Abubakar added that on the minimum wage, the state government has already moved away from N18, 000 minimum wage as it was already paying N22, 500.

Alh Abubakar further stated that what the government intends to do was add up the balance left from N22, 500 to N30, 000.

The commissioner added that the N148, 211, 920, 549.82k budget is an all-inclusive budget aimed at completing the ongoing projects.

According to him, Minna-Bida road, Minna-Lapai road is adequately captured as David Mark Road Roundabout, – Broadcasting Road is to be dualized, adding that Rural Access Mobility Projects (RAMP) roads of about 223km are to be dualized so that they stand the test of time.

He added that the tagged “budget of inclusion for sustainable development is real as it was put together from the input it generated from the town hall meetings it carried out.

It could be recalled that a new national minimum wage of N30, 000 has been approved taking effect from April this year.