Adamawa State Governor-elect, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would be the first governor to pay workers the N30,000 new minimum wage.
Fintiri said this on Friday after he was declared winner of the governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Fintiri, who contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated incumbent GovernorMuhammadu Bindow of All Progressives Congress (APC) and 28 other candidates.
Fintiri said: “I will give civil service priority attention and make it more effective.
“As a matter of matter of priority, I will be first to implement it, so that we don’t experience any workers strike.
“We are also going to pay WAEC and NECO fees for students to reduce the burden on parents.
“The people have given us their mandate and God has actualised it today.
“We will ensure that we deliver on our campaign promises and manifesto to them.
“We urged them to remain calm, law-abiding as they celebrate and wait for our swearing-in ceremony.”