- Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has announced the commencement of the new minimum wage in the state
- Ikpeazu said the payment would start in January 2020
- Apart from Ikpeazu, governors of Bauchi and Katsina, Bala Mohammed and Aminu Masari earlier announced their readiness to pay the new minimum wage
The government of Abia state has announced plans to join the comity of states paying the new minimum wage earlier agreed with organised labour.
The Nation reports that state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, confirmed the readiness of his administration to start paying workers of the state civil service the new federal government minimum wage beginning from January.
Ikpeazu unveiled his administration's intention in his New Year’s broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday, January 1.
The national daily newspaper, however, could not confirm if the amount Ikpeazu is offering is in line with the recommendation of the joint committee on the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage which he set up recently.
Meanwhile, the governor of Katsina, Aminu Bello Masari, on January 1, announced the approval of a new minimum wage for workers in the state adding that this takes effect immediately.
The approval was granted by the governor as confirmed by the chairman of the Katsina state's committee on new minimum wage, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa.
Inuwa, secretary to the state government made the disclosure when he spoke with journalists at the General Muhammadu Buhari House, Katsina.
Like governors Ikpeazu and Masari, the governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday, January 1, surprised workers in the state by announcing that his government has approved the new minimum wage of N30,000.
Legit.ng reported that the announcement was confirmed in a statement by Alhaji Mohammed Baba, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
The government also announced that the approval is with immediate effect.
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