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Kwara Labour demands payment of minimum wage


Representative of the Kwara state Governor, the state Head of Service Mrs Modupe Oluwole, the Workers Day celebration in Ilori. Photo: Ali Rabiu, Radio Nigeria.

Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says the delay in the release of the minimum wage template by the National Salary, Income and Wages Commission is the only set back to the implementation of the thirty thousand naira minimum wage for the workers.

Governor Ahmed states this in his speech at the workers Day celebration held in Ilorin.

Represented by the state Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Oluwole, the governor said the minimum wage template is the basic working tool for the committee which would be used to determine the new minimum wage to be implemented by the government.

He explained that the state government has constituted a minimum wage reviewing committee to enable workers to enjoy the new salary as soon as implementation commences.

Alhaji Ahmed assured the people of the state of the determination of his administration towards ensuring better welfare for the workers.

He also commended the workers and the labour leaders for maintaining a good working relationship with the state government.

Earlier in their separate speeches the NLC chairman, Kwara state council, Alhaji Isa Ore and his counterpart from the TUC, Comrade Kolawole Olumoh urged the state government to ensure full implementation of the thirty thousand naira minimum wage for the workers.

They also advised the workers to maintain a high level of productivity in the discharge of their duties.

ALI RABIU

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