Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Tuesday that the treasury is too lean to accommodate the demand of labour unions.
He added that the request would consume its resources.
AbdulRazaq said while the government was willing to pay the minimum wage, as had been enacted by the legislature, it could not afford the huge chunk that would go into paying the consequential adjustments for the senior cadres.
“If we accede to the request of the Labour, we will not be able to do any other thing than paying workers. Our schools have collapsed; the basic health facilities need to be fixed; and we need to do much more for the rest of the population too,” the governor said when he visited the dilapidated Banni Community Secondary School in Ilorin.