Nigeria: Jigawa Governor Pledges Full Implementation of New Minimum Wage

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30 October 2018

The governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru, on Tuesday assured members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Jigawa chapter, of his government's readiness to fully implement the outcome of an ongoing meeting of governors over national minimum wage.

"A meeting with regard to the minimum wage is ongoing, the governors are discussing with the federal government as well, to agree on a fix minimum wage and I'm sure there will be good news after the meeting," he said Tuesday.

"As the discussion continues we keep our fingers crossed and hope that beautiful outcome will come after the meeting. I assure you whatever the outcome of the meeting in Abuja, Jigawa will fully implement the decision of the governors."

Mr Badaru's remark was interrupted by thunderous applause from the labour members who visited the Government House.

Early in his remarks, the Jigawa state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Usman Ya'u, thanked Governor Badaru for the prompt payment of salaries, pension and gratuity.

He stated that the labour congress in Jigawa had acknowledged the position of Jigawa State government on the issue of the proposed national minimum wage and called on the governor to intervene to convince other colleagues to agree on the proposed N39,000 as the national minimum wage in the country.

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