Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said if given the mandate, he will suggest as much as N1million minimum wage for local league players.
Governor Fashola revealed his ambitious wish for the local stars while hosting the victorious Super Eagles players at his office in the Ikeja, Lagos. According to Fashola, the league, if properly run and floated on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, will be able to generate more than enough money to cater for such payment.
His words: “To our players in the local league I wish I can write a minimum wage for you, if you ask me I don’t think any player that plays professional football in our league should earn less than N1m a month minimum”.
He continues: “It is possible if the right people sit down and put the framework there. We have a stock exchange that is big, I am ready to help, my colleagues are ready to help and there are so many people that would get involved if the right frame work is there.” He then went on to call for the overhauling of the leadership of the League as he reckoned that the chairman of the league should be a private CEO working with club owners who are funding their teams with their money, arguing that they will make a better board than presently constituted.