NLC Reveals Why Minimum Wage Agreement Was Signed

NLC Reveals Why Minimum Wage Agreement Was Signed

The Nigeria Labour Congress has revealed why it signed the minimum wage agreement with the Government of Kwara State.

Speaking, the Chairman of the Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Issa Ore, said that this was done in order to get the government’s commitment to the payment of minimum wage to the workers.

Issa stated, “We had to sign the minimum wage agreement with them to make them committed because if they don’t sign the agreement, they may withdraw the payment anytime“.

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The Chairman said this in an interview with PUNCH correspondent yesterday. Jamb Results

PUNCH reports that in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the Government of Kwara State had inked the minimum wage agreement with the labour unions and confirmed that the payment for levels 1 to 6 had begun in February.

Issa Ore also confirmed in an interview that the state government has been paying the minimum wage to workers on grade level 1-6. Information Guide Nigeria

He added that they are yet to agree on consequential adjustment for workers on level 7-17 because they did not agree with the table presented to the labour by the government team.

PUNCH reports that the deal was signed by labour unions by members of their delegation led by NLC chairman, Issa Ore while the agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary Service Welfare, Alhaja Afusat Afolabi on behalf of the Head of Service/Chairman of the Government’s Minimum Wage Committee.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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