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Gombe govt assures implementation of N56, 000 minimum wage



By Salihu A. Modibbo
Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has assured for immediate implementation of the proposed N56, 000 National minimum wage salaries for the state civil servants.Dankwambo stated this at the commemoration of 2017 Workers Day in Gombe on Monday.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Mr Charles Iliya now acting Governor of the State said “As soon as the federal government approves the new minimum wage, our administration will implement it, within limits of resources”.

He called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigerians to be resilient and support government efforts aimed at moving the country out of current economic recession.

“Our administration accords top priority to the welfare of civil servants, whose Selfless service contributed immensely to the socio-economy development of our dear state”, he said.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr Aliyu Kamara, State Chairman NLC appealed to Federal Government to as a matter of urgency approve the new minimum wage as submitted by the Technical Committee by considering the current economic recession that lead to high cost of goods.

He also appealed to State government to consider all issues presented during the interactive session held between Labour leaders and government.
According to him, the this year theme ‘Labour relations in economic recession an appraisal ‘ have come at a better time considering numerous challenges being faced by Nigerian Workers.

He further commended the state government for prompt payment of salaries and allowances of civil servants in the state, employment and the release of two billion naira for the payment of gratuities to retirees.

In his remarks, Dr Daniel Musa, State Head of Service called on the workers to continue supporting government to move the state forward.

He said now they have an authentic data of the civil servants after the just concluded biometric and Identification Cards with pin number would soon be issue toward improving the service and to detect those that are not going to office.

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