Nigeria, Jan. 8 -- The governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, on Tuesday, said he has provided funds for the N30,000 new minimum wage demanded by organised labour, in the 2019 budget he presented before the state Assembly.

Mr Badaru stated this while addressing members of the labour union who protested over the non-implementation of the new minimum wage by the federal government. The protest was part of a nation-wide action called earlier by the union.

The protest was meant to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari submits a bill backing the new wage to the National Assembly for implementation.

Mr Badaru, represented by the state's acting head of service, Husseini Kila said the state government is waiting for the resolution of the ...