Minimum wage: Oyo govt finally agrees to pay N30,000
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Minimum wage: Oyo govt finally agrees to pay N30,000

- Oyo state government has joined the list of states that have agreed to pay the newly approved minimum wage

- The agreement which also included the consequential adjustments for all levels of workers in the state was reached on Wednesday, February 6

- The new minimum wage takes effect financially from January 1, 2020, while the nominal effective date was agreed to be April 18

Report emerging from Nigerian Tribune indicates that the Oyo state government has reached an agreement the state chapter of the labour union to pay the minimum wage of N30,000.

Legit.ng gathers that the agreement which also included the consequential adjustments for all levels of workers in the state was reached on Wednesday, February 6.

The new minimum wage reportedly takes effect financially from January 1, 2020, as the state government has also reportedly agreed to pay the arrears of January in March, while the nominal effective date was agreed to be April 18.

Minimum wage: Oyo govt finally agrees to pay N30,000

Oyo state government finally agrees to pay N30,000 minimum wage. Credit: Seyi Makinde
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The committee also reportedly agreed to review the consequential adjustments every three months.

The secretary to the Oyo state government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, made the announcement after the final agreement was signed.

Also, the Ondo state government has concluded arrangement to begin the payment of the new minimum wage.

This came after the state government and the NLC agreed on the new payment structure and months of consultations and deliberations.

Oluwadare Aragbaye, the state's head of service, revealed the new deal with labour leaders who took part in the negotiations.

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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state chapters to proceed on industrial action if negotiations are not going as planned as regards the new minimum wage.

The president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, gave the directive in Abuja on Tuesday, February 4.

He said 15 states have signed an agreement with labour while an agreement has been reached but yet to be signed in Cross River, Enugu and Sokoto.

In a similar development, the labour union has called for a reduction in the salaries of political office holders in the country.

Wabba said political office holders in Nigeria are being overpaid. He further stated that the salaries of the Nigerian political elite are much higher than any other in the world.

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