- The new N30,000 minimum wage has been approved by the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong
- Lalong, however, did not mention when he will commence the implementation of the new minimum wage
- The governor further lauded the state’s workers for the confidence reposed on him, which led to his landslide victory during the governorship elections in the state
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has approved the N30,000 national minimum wage for workers in the state.
The governor made the disclosure at the Rwang Pam Township stadium, Jos on Wednesday, May 1 while addressing workers during the Labor Day celebration, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Lalong, who was represented by the state’s head of service, Izam Azi, however, did not mention when he will commence the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Lalong reassured of his commitment to paying civil servants’ salaries regularly in his second term, just as he did in his first term.
He said: “I was a member of the National Minimum Wage Committee representing the Governor’s Forum and I have pledged to stand by the resolution reached thereof.
“We would assiduously work hard with workers to improve the IGR of the state, so as to meet up with the payment of the new minimum wage.
“I also pledged that I will do everything within my God- given ability and with availability of funds to clear all outstanding backlog of salaries and sustain the tempo of payment as at when due.”
The governor lauded the state’s workers for the confidence reposed on him, which led to his landslide victory during the governorship elections in the state.
He assured that he would stand on the gains of the past and do more for Plateau state.
Lalong, however, pleaded with the Joint Union of Plateau owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) to call off their strike action. He said some of their demands have already been attended to by his administration.
The governor said his administration was expressly looking into other issues bothering on policy review and implementation, in order to arrive at a lasting solution.
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In a similar development, Legit.ng previously reported that the Jigawa state government declared its readiness to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage.
The declaration was made by the deputy governor of the state, Ibrahim Hassan Hadeija, while taking questions from members of the press on Monday, April 29.
Hadeija said provision for the increment in workers’ salaries had been made in the 2019 budget, by the state government.
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