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Covid-19: Gombe reverse to N18,000 minimum wage for workers

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Covid-19: Gombe reverse to N18,000 minimum wage for workers

Inuwa Yahaya

Following the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Gombe State Government has reverted to the old minimum wage salary structure in the state.

The decision, according to Dr Manassah Jatau, the chairman of the standing committee on implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage, was informed by the recessionary effect of coronavirus pandemic on global economy.

He stated this while addressing reporters on Saturday in Gombe, ROYAL NEWS reports.

Jatau, who is also the Deputy Governor of the state, said the suspension of the already implemented minimum wage and its consequential adjustment is with effect from March and that the committee is working on downward review of salaries of all political appointees and permanent secretaries in the state.

“The ministry of finance is to review the 2020 budget in order to reflect the reduction in the price of oil in the international market and subsequent adoption of $30 per barrel bench mark by the federal government,” the deputy governor said, while assuring that the government had embarked on austerity measures to reduce wastage and create savings for execution of necessary projects.

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