Payment of salaries: Emulate Gaidam - NLC tells governors

Payment of salaries: Emulate Gaidam - NLC tells governors

- State governors have been urged by the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, to emulate their Yobe counterpart, Ibrahim Gaidam, on the prompt payment of salaries and gratuities

- Wabba said Gaidam was up-to-date in the payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, despite the harsh economic situation and security challenges

- The Yobe governor-elect, Mai Mala Buni, also commended Gaidam for piloting the state’s affairs with a high sense of responsibility

State governors have been urged by the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, to emulate their Yobe counterpart, Ibrahim Gaidam, on the prompt payment of salaries and gratuities.

The NLC president made the call on Monday, April 29 at a book launch chronicling Gaidam’s one-decade stewardship, which took place in Damaturu, Daily Trust reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that Wabba presented a paper on “Prudence and Accountability as Panacea for Effective Implementation of Minimum Wage in Nigeria: The Yobe State Example”.

According to the NLC president, Gaidam was up-to-date in the payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, despite the harsh economic situation and security challenges.

Wabba said there was heavy investment in Yobe’s infrastructural development by the Gaidam administration.

Earlier, Mai Mala Buni, the governor-elect of Yobe, said the state’s affairs had been piloted with a high sense of responsibility, institutionalizing transparency, prudence, probity and accountability in government expenditure for effective service delivery, by Gaidam.

He said: “It’s quite fulfilling to see government pay salaries, pensions and gratuities, execute people-oriented projects and social services at a time when most states with less security challenge and more robust economy depend on federal bailouts to offset workers’ salaries.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) warned all its state chapters against accepting any renegotiation for downward review of the already signed minimum wage law of N30,000 from governors.

The national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, made the declaration in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state as he presided over the election of new leadership of the labour organisation.

According to Wabba, the new minimum wage had become binding, having been approved by the two chambers of the National Assembly and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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