- Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has reassured of his commitment to the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage
- The governor said as soon as the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission releases the template for payment, his administration will commence payment
- Obiano said his administration had been fair to Anambra workers and had never failed to pay salaries, come rain come shine
- The governor urged workers in the state to reciprocate the government’s gestures by being dedicated to their duties, loyal and honest
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has reassured of his unending commitment towards the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
Obiano gave the reassurance during the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration which took place at Ekwueme Square, Awka on Wednesday, May 1, with the theme, “Another 100 years of struggle for Jobs, Dignity and Social Justice in Nigeria,” Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor said as soon as the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) releases the template for payment, his administration will commence payment.
The governor said he wants to wait till the payment template is released by the NSIWC in order to avoid creating problems. He added that his administration was ready to offer better opportunities that would promote workers’ welfare in the state.
He said: “I have also formally declared the intention of my administration to pay the newly approved minimum wage in Anambra state. And I will begin the implementation once the guidelines for the payment of the minimum wage are released by the federal government.
“Ndi Anambra, permit me to mention that my administration has been fair to Anambra workers. We have never failed to pay salaries, come rain come shine.
“We have cleared outstanding pensions that had accumulated for over 25 years, from the inception of our state. We have continued to give out bags of rice to workers to give everyone a sense of belonging during Christmas seasons.
“The Mass Transit buses we provided have made life more bearable to our workers. And in the middle of all these, we are carrying out the renovation of our secretariat to give it a proper facelift.”
Obiano urged workers in the state to reciprocate the government’s gestures by being dedicated to their duties, loyal and honest.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Willie Obiano disclosed that implementing the new N30,000 minimum wage will add over N2 billion to the wage bill of the Anambra state government.
Obiano made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 24 at his residence in Aguleri, Anambra East local government area, while addressing some staff of the Anambra Broadcasting Service.
The governor, however, assured that the new national minimum wage will be paid, just as he promised.
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