Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, said that state governments should be allowed to implement the proposed new minimum wage based on their income.
El-Rufai has made this known while stating that the new minimum wage should not be under the Federal Government.
The Governor spoke on Wednesday at the 2018 National Peer Learning Event organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, titled: “Mobilising Domestic Finance for Development” in Abuja.
He said: “I agree with you completely that in a federation there should be taxes that are national while others are sub-national.
“But if you look at our history, you will see that we come from civilian-military regimes and many of these personal income taxes Act were done by the military.
“For instance, I do not agree that national minimum wage should be under the federation, it should be done by each state, according to the level of income.
“If you look at the 1963 Constitution, minimum wage was not in the inclusive list, it was added during the military rule. There are number of laws that were enacted during the military rule and there is a need to do something about them.”