Borno Government Starts Payment Of New Minimum Wage
Workers in Borno State on Friday began receiving the new N30,000 minimum wage as the government has started making payments.
This development was confirmed by Mr Bulama Abiso, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri.
Speaking on behalf of civil servants and organized labour in the state, Abiso expressed gratitude to the governor, Babagana Zulum, for keeping to his pledge that “workers welfare is his priority’’.
“The minimum wage and its consequential adjustments were implemented to all grade level and consolidated salary structure across the state civil servants.
“Labour appeals to his Excellency to direct the immediate implementation of the minimum wage at the local government and the local education authorities.
“We urge all civil servants to reciprocate the gesture by re-dedicating themselves to duty and assure them that all shortfalls due to implementation will be squarely looked into,” he said.
Mr Ali Goni, a civil servant in the state also confirmed the receipt of the new and enhanced salary. He, however, urged the government to do more in the area of pension and gratuity.