The Zamfara State Government has bowed to presure from Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and has accepted to pay the N30,00minimum wage approved by the Federal Coverment of Nigeria.
The approval was contained in a statement by the State Deputy Governor, Sen. Hassan Nasiha, issued on Wednesday in Gusau, by the Director-General of Press Affairs in the office of the Deputy Governor, Babangida Umar.
Nasiha said he had since received the agreement and copies of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the government and trade unions in the state where the agreement was reached.
The Deputy Governor expressed satisfaction with the maturity and understanding demonstrated by the labour unions during the negotiation and engagement with government officials.
”Their understanding led to the amicable resolutions to implement the N30,000 minimum wage in November.
”The current economic situation and the lingering security challenges are among factors government considered before agreeing to implement the new wage,” Nasiha said