Borno governor begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage, NLC confirms

Borno governor begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage, NLC confirms

- The Borno government has implemented the new N30,000 minimum wage as it pays January salary

- The chairman of the NLC in Borno, Bulama Abiso, hailed the Borno state governor for the gesture

- Abiso, however, urged the governor to extend the payment to the local government level

The implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage and its consequential adjustment is fastly spreading across all the states of the federation.

Latest to join the league of the states that have made the commendable move is the Borno state government.

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in the early hours of Friday, January 24, confirmed the development which has reflected in the salary paid for the first month of the year 2020.

The chairman of the NLC in the northern state, Comrade Bulama Abiso, hailed Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for prioritising the well-being of the workers in the state.

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Abiso called on his colleagues to reciprocate the government's gesture by making sure they perform their duties judiciously.

He also urged the state government to extend the gesture to the local government level.

The report which was posted on the official Facebook page of the Borno state government has been greeted with reactions as may commend Governor Zulum.

Isyaku Suleiman Kangiwa reacted: "May Allah protect our Nigeria in peace the best prof zulum president of Nigeria 2023."

"Kudos your Excellency," Ayigun-paul Abiodun Maiye simply commented.

Aliyu Ahmed Sunusi Kenigi prayed for the governor in his own reaction: "May Allah bless professor Babagana Zulum"

Yawoloma Muhammad similarly prayed for the governor: "May Allah bless and protect you Sir."

"Well done Sir,we pray you look into our plight,working without salary for 37months.We know you will do it for us because you have a generous heart.Allah guidance always," said Halima Nasir.

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Similarly, the Sokoto state government has joined the list of the few states that have approved the full implementation of the N30,000 national new minimum wage.

Isah Bajini Galadanci who is the state's commissioner for information disclosed this. The payment will start by the end of the month of January, the commissioner added.

In a related development, the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, January 16, approved the payment of the new minimum wage for workers in the state.

The governor made the disclosure at an event which took place at the Yobe state Government House in Damaturu, the state capital.

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