Bayelsa state government promises to pay workers N30,000 minimum wage

Bayelsa state government promises to pay workers N30,000 minimum wage

- Civil servants in Bayelsa state may start receiving the new minimum wage of N30,000 soon

- The state government assured civil servants in the state of its willingness to pay the new minimum wage

- The promise was made during a peaceful protest to the Government House by union leaders on Tuesday, October 30

The government of Bayelsa state has promised civil servants in the state that the new minimum wage of N30,000 will be paid by the state government.

This is coming following a peaceful protest by the leaders of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the promise was made on Tuesday, October 30, by the state head of civil service, Wellington Obiri, during the protest to the Government House in Yenagoa.

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Obiri said: “I want to assure Bayelsa workers that government is in support of your quest for minimum wage. The N30,000 minimum wage will be implemented by the state government.

“In anticipation of that, Governor Seriake Dickson has directed the head of service and the finance committee to start working out the modalities for the implementation of whatever decision that is agreed and such a decision will be adhered to by the government.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday, October 30, staged a protest at Ikorodu road, Lagos state to complain about the failure of the federal government to accept the new minimum wage of N30,000.

The peaceful protest caused traffic gridlock from the Onipanu bus stop to Obanikoro bus stop as of the time our correspondent filed this report.

The protesters were seen holding flags of the NLC, and sharing fliers, to passersby, which detailed their demands from government.

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, Nigerian governors met in Abuja on the night of Tuesday, October 30 and resolved they could only increase workers salary in their states from N18,000 to N25, 500 per month.

The resolve by the governors was contrary to the demand of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) that the minimum wage must be increased to N30,000.

Labour had declared that it would order workers to go on strike from November 6, if the government refused to take a decisive action on its demand.

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Source: Legit.ng

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