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Niger reiterates commitment to workers’ welfare, refutes NUT report

By Bala Yahaya, Minna
18 August 2022   |   2:12 am
Niger State Government has denied a recent report by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), listing it among some states that failed to implement the N30,000 national minimum wage, especially for teachers.

Niger State Government has denied a recent report by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), listing it among some states that failed to implement the N30,000 national minimum wage, especially for teachers.

In a statement made available to journalists in Minna, yesterday, the Head of Civil Service, Salamatu Abubakar, noted that on February 8, 2020, Niger and the state’s chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) entered into an agreement and that government has since kept to the terms of the agreement by implementing the N30,000 minimum wage for workers, including teachers, as signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to her, government approved the full implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage for workers up to Grade Level 06 since the end of February 2020.

On consequential adjustment, she added that government had approved the upward review of salaries of senior civil servants on percentage bases, including qualified teachers with the National Certificate of Education (NCE) and those without the requisite qualification.

She, however, reassured workers, particularly teachers, that government would continue to prioritise their welfare.

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