Zamfara NLC demands immediate implementation of N30,000 minimum wage

The Zamfara State wing of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded immediate implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage approved by the federal government.

The labour union said it has resolved to collectively comply with national directives on strike for non implementation of the new national minimum wage if not properly engaged for discussion by the state government.

This was contained in a communique jointly signed by the state chairman of the congress, Sani Haliru and the Acting secretary, Ahmad Abubakar after their State Executive Council meeting in Gusau, the state capital.

The congress lamented that the one hundred million naira offered by the State government for the implementation of thirty thousand naira minimum wage across board in all the payment points is too meager, claiming the projected amount is nothing to reckon with.

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“The SEC-in-Session charged the state government to ensure appropriate data on death and retirement being recorded in the civil service as the two create surplus financial vacuum to support the government in actualizing its constitutional duty of implementing the new minimum wage”

The meeting further condemned the monthly presentation of stagnant salary figure by the MDAs responsible for the preparations of salaries and called on the state government to punish any civil servant or public servant involved in that act.

The communique said the proposed national rally as directed by the NLC national leadership on subsidy removal would be promptly observed on 27th January, 2022 by the State Congress to demonstrate their concern to the plight of Nigerians on the current economic hardship instituted by excessive increase in fuel price by the federal government.

“The SEC-in-Session is not satisfied with the minimum level consideration and treatment being accorded to labour issues by the State Government and its officials as all efforts to interface with the Governor to brief him on the current realities proved abortive, having clearly observed that all doors to reach out to him have been shut down to the Congress by some key designated government officials”

The communique noted that the leadership was charged to follow up all pending promotions and annual increments of civil servants at both the state and local government levels as the constant outcry of civil servants in the state is becoming uncontrollable by the leadership of congress.

“The government is not ready to listen to our complaints owing to the fact that officials of the Congress are doing the needful to address the civil servants on those issues”

“The meeting further called on the state government to intervene on the current Daza One Hundred and Sixty Eight (168) Housing Units eviction process by the Federal Mortgage Bank, having identified the wrongful allocation of the houses by the previous administration”

“That the SEC -in-Session therefore, would not allow its members and their families be rendered homeless as a result of incompetence of other officials in the past”

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