Minimum wage: Zamfara workers to smile soon

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From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

 Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state said his administration is determined to implement the new N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants in the state.

The Governor who received the committee’s report on the implementation of the new minimum wage said his administration would set up a mini committee to review the report and look at the possibility of implementating the recommendations of the committee.

He commended the efforts of the committee members for the success of the assignment given to them by the state government.

“As I said on several occasions, workers welfare is top priorities of my administration”.

“I am assuring the entire civil servants in the state that very soon the state would implement the N30,000 minimum for the benefit of our workers”.

“Civil servants are bedrock of economic development, we are ever ready to give them their rights and previledges”, Matawalle said.

He urged the civil servants in the state to remain committed and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibility.

Speaking earlier, the Committee’s Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda said, “Immediately after our inauguration, we embarked on the assignment given to us’.

“We made various consultations within and outside the state. our work was delayed due to Covid-19 pandamic”.

“We work together with the leadership of labour unions in the state particularly the Nigeria Labour Congreess (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC)”, Yuguda said.

It could be recalled that, the state government had in 2019 set up a minimum wage implementation committee headed by the former minister of finance, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda to examine how best the new wage could be implemented.

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