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Bagudu promises to pay N30, 000 minimum wage

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Governor of Kebbi, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has indicated willingness to implement the N30, 000 minimum wage approved by the National Assembly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking yesterday in Birnin Kebbi at the 5th quadrennial delegates conference of the state council of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the governor, who affirmed that the government would continue to meet its obligations regarding the welfare of workers, however, lamented that almost all revenues accruing to the state was from federal allocation, most of which was being spent on the payment of salaries and entitlements to civil servants.

State NLC Chairman, Umar Halidu Alhassan, who disclosed that said the delegates’ conference would elect a new leadership to pilot the affairs of the congress for the next four years, commended the governor for prompt payment of workers’ salaries.

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Chairman of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Hussaini Maisamari, passed a vote of confidence on the Bagudu administration for being worker-friendly.

In the same vein, the state acting Head of Service, Alhaji Musa Tanko Magaji, the governor for his positive disposition to civil servants by ensuring prompt payment of their entitlements and salaries.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a message read by Nuhu Philip, cautioned government at all levels against anti-worker policies, including increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).


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