Nasarawa to commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage

Posted by Ibraheem Hamza Muhammad, Lafia | 31 October 2019 | 595 times

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•Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has promised to commence the process for the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in the state.

He disclosed this at a two-day retreat for political appointees in the state on Wednesday in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

According to the governor, now that agreement has been reached on the consequential adjustment for workers on grade levels 7 to 17, the state will soon commence the process for the implementation.

Governor Sule said he had sworn to obey laws as a governor, adding that the N30,000 minimum wage is a law in the country that must be obeyed.

“We will engage the organised labour in the state on the consequential adjustment for levels 7 to 17 civil servants as soon as we get the template from the relevant organs of the Federal Government.

“But the adjustment will be determined by our allocation from the Federation Account and accrual from the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

“We would be very open to the unions and the public in our transaction so that together, we would agree on the adjustment based on our financial capacity,” Mr Sule stated.

The governor also promised to be transparent in running the state and assured that he would deliver on his campaign promises. (Daily Trust)



Source: News Express

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