Jubilation as Gov Bago Approves New Wage Award for Niger Workers After Tinubu's Visit

Jubilation as Gov Bago Approves New Wage Award for Niger Workers After Tinubu's Visit

  • Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger state has announced an N20,000 wage award to workers in the state to caution against the effect the fuel subsidy removal
  • The governor's approval came barely two days after President Bola Tinubu visited the state to commission some projects
  • During his visit, Tinubu appealed to the governors to commence the payment of the wages award pending the period when the new minimum wage will commence

Niger, Minna - Niger state governor, Mohammed Umar Bago, has approved the payment of a wage award of N20,000 for every civil servant in the state.

This followed the appeal made by President Bola Tinubu to state governments to implement the payment of the wage award to help cushion the economic challenges faced by the people.

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Governor Umar Bago of Niger state approves wages award for workers after Tinubu
Niger governor approved new wages for workers Photo Credit: Governor Mohammed Umar Bago
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Tinubu appeals to governors to pay wages

Tinubu had appealed to state governors to start paying the wage award pending the determination of the new minimum wage to reduce the economy's hardship on the people, The Nation reported.

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Tinubu, who was in Minna on Monday, March 11, to commission the newly commissioned domestic terminal of the renamed Bola Ahmed Tinubu International Airport Minna and the massive agriculture mechanization project of Bago, said that if the states had implemented the wage awards, it would provide much-needed relief without causing inflationary pressures.

The president emphasized the need for all states to adopt the wage award, saying that the National Executive Council would also adopt it.

Niger: When workers will start collecting wages

The president had noted that whatever the workers were getting with the wage, the public would be relieved of the burden.

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Tinubu directs governors to implement wage award, gives reason

The governor's decision to pay the wages to the workers in the state was reached on Wednesday, March 13, at the state executive council meeting at the state capital.

Governor Bagu assured that workers in the state would begin to get the payment alerts before Wednesday's end.

Governor Namadi approves N30k wage review

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa approved the immediate payment of N30,000 salary awards to workers in the state.

The workers are expected to start receiving alerts of N20 thousand for January and February on Monday and are expected to receive another N10 thousand by the end of March.

It was learnt that the palliative was part of the agreement between the NLC in the state and the government to address the effect of removing the fuel subsidy.

Source: Legit.ng

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