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Kogi to implement minimum wage 

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
23 September 2021   |   3:07 am
The Kogi State government has reiterated commitment to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.

Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State government has reiterated its commitment to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.
   
The state’s Head of Service (HoS), Hannah Odiyo gave the assurance while declaring open a one-day workshop organised by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Kogi State Chapter, for its members in Lokoja.
 

 
She emphasized the State government’s resolve to sustain enhanced welfare packages for civil servants in the state to boost productivity on the job.
   
She promised that the government will sustain regular payment of salaries, pensions and other entitlements currently being enjoyed by workers to improve their living conditions.
   
She maintained that re-training of staff will also continue to receive topmost priority.
   
The HOS disclosed that the government had equally embarked on the motivation of workers and trained them in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to meet up with the modern reality in the discharge of their duties.
   
“As Civil Servants, you must strive to complement the government’s efforts to enhance your well-being by keying into investments that will better your living as well as plan for your retirement,” the HoS admonished.
   
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Chairman of the Kogi branch of ASCSN, Akeji Aron called for the quick implementation of the new minimum wage by the state government, saying implementation of the law is long overdue under the prevailing economic situation. 
   
The Chairman also called on the state government to jettison the rumoured implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme and the Kogi Health Insurance Scheme and give attention to providing those benefits that accrued to civil servants over the years that are yet to be implemented.