The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that the Kebbi State Government awaits the final circular on the implementation of the new minimum wage to be paid to all states of the country by the Federal Government.
Comrade Umar Halidu AlHassan, Chairman of NLC in the state, confirmed this during a press briefing with newsmen on the new minimum wage on Tuesday.
Comrade Umar stated that Governor Bagudu had shown serious commitment to commence the payment of the new minimum wage to workers in the state as soon as the final circular is issued by the federal government.
Halidu AlHassan, when speaking to newsmen at the press meeting, told them that the leadership of the NLC had met with governor Bagudu during the breaking of fasting a few days ago, explaining that Bagudu restated his inclination to pay the minimum wage of N30,000. He stated;
“We were with His Excellency during the breaking of fasting and he made his commitment known to us and assured us that once the final circular is released on the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage, he was ready to comply.”
Relative to the proposed outlay of Paris refunds to state governors, the labor leader noted that the planned release of the tranche by the federal government should not be done without handing over to new governments across the country.
“The NLC has made it clear that if such funds would be released, it must be after the swearing in of the new governments. Secondly, we have made proposals on the sharing and how the funds should be utilized.”