Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi says his monthly salary is four hundred and ninety seven thousand naira.
The chairman of Nigeria Governor’s Forum gave this revelation the Founder’s Day Lecture of University of Medical sciences, Ondo.
He was the Guest Lecturer at the event
Fayemi said ” what I only enjoy as a Governor is I drive a free car,live in a free house and eat free food”.
He faulted the idea of the National minimum wage, saying States should be allowed to pay according to their resources.
Fayemi pointed out that his counterpart in Ondo state should earn more than him because he is from oil producing state.
His words, “Ordinarily, Governor Akeredolu should earn more salary than me. This is because he is from the oil producing state.
” The idea of National minimum wage is wrong because resources available to state differ. States should pay according to the resources available to them.