By Harun Usman,Birnin Kebbi
Following the agreement reached between the federal government of Nigeria and the Nigeria labour congress on the consequential adjustments on the agreed N30,000 minimum wage after series of negotiations, the executive governor of Kebbi state Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu who also happens to be a member of the committee on the minimum wage has already implemented a partial minimum wage in Kebbi state before the final agreement between the organized labour and the federal government, has approved the formation of a committee in the state to come up with the modalities on how to reach and implement the consequential adjustments.
This was disclosed by the state NLC chairman comrade Umar Halidu Alhassan in his office in Birnin Kebbi,according to him as soon as the committee submits its report to the governor Kebbi workers will receive the adjusted minimum wage.
The state labour chief said expectations are high since the adjusted minimum wage was agreed upon ,therefore its the duty of the Union to furnish Kebbi civil servants on its stand on the issue at stake and what the union is doing to ensure the full implementation of the new wage “I have no doubt in my mind, that his excellency governor Bagudu will do justice to Kebbi workers,being the first in the country to implement the new wage will certainly pay the agreed amount that will be reached by the implementation committee the unionist said”.
In a related development, comrade Halidu appealed to the governor to pay the 2019 leave grants to cushion the effects of cash crunch being experienced across the country.
He further said that,the union has written a latter to the secretary to the state government (SSG) Babale Umar on the issue of the 21 local governments and local education authorities (LGEAS) who are currently not enjoying the new minimum wage to be included,he described the governor as labour friendly and thanked the civil servants in the state for standing with the Union throughout the struggle.