- Another northern state has joined the list of those who have commenced payment of the new minimum wage
- The government of Jigawa state said workers have already started getting bank alerts reflecting the new 30,000 minimum wage in their December salary
- Governor Muhammad Badaru had earlier promised to implement the N30,000 minimum wage
The Jigawa state government has commenced payment of the new minimum wage to its workers.
This was disclosed in a statement by the head of the state civil service, Alhaji Hussaini Kila, in Dutse, the state capital on Tuesday, December 24.
According to Kila, some of the workers had already received bank alerts of their December salary reflecting the new 30,000 minimum wage.
Workers were urged to reciprocate the government's gesture by remaining dedicated to their work.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that the state governor, Muhammad Badaru, had on December 4, promised to implement the N30,000 minimum wage approved by the federal government to its workers in December.
“I am, therefore, directing the Head of Service and Secretary to the Stated Government to ensure payment of the minimum wage in December salary,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Labour Congress has threatened that it would shut down states by December 31, if they failed to conclude all negotiations on the ‘consequential adjustment’ and begin full implementation of the new wage.
Legit.ng reported that the president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Tuesday, December 24, said states still negotiating with it need to wrap up negotiations before the end of December 2019 or expect “a not-too-friendly” New Year gift from it.
Wabba expressed hope that Nigerians would experience a positive turnaround in the coming year.
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