Obiano committed to paying N30,000 minimum wage - Anambra head of service
- Governor Obiano remains committed to fulfilling the promise of being the first governor to pay the N30,000 new wage once approved, Harry Udu has said
- According to Udu, Obiano has asked that the Internally Generated Revenue in the state be strengthened to cater for the new wage
- The Anambra state head of service said the governor is working on getting additional revenue to sustain the practice of workers receiving salaries on 25th of every month
Harry Udu, the Anambra state head of service, has restated Governor Willie Obiano’s commitment to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage.
Udu told newsmen in the state that the governor asked Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state to increase their efforts in raising more money for the payment of the new wage, The Nation reports.
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He said: "Governor Willie Obiano has ordered the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) agencies to redouble efforts in raising extra N1.4 billion that will ensure that the promise is kept.
“Obiano’s pledge in his address to civil servants during the electioneering period to be the first to pay the wage once approved is not a political statement. He remains committed to fulfilling the promise of being the first governor to pay the new wage once approved."
The head of service said that Obiano is working towards ensuring that the payments of workers’ salaries still remains the 25th of every month even with the introduction of the new minimum wage.
“The government is focused on making arrangements to move to the new minimum wage without having challenges in the legacy of the governor. Efforts are on to get additional revenue to sustain the practice of workers receiving salaries on 25th of every month,” he said.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, March 19, approved the N30,000 minimum wage being agitated for by Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the organised labour in the country.
The approval of the minimum wage by the Senate followed the report of an ad hoc committee it set up to look into the issue.
After the passage, the Senate asked the federal government to send a supplementary budget that would cover the new wage structure for consideration.
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