NLC laments non-implementation of new wage in Kogi
Kogi State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Onuh Edoka, has expressed shock over the failure of the state government to implement the N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
Edoka disclosed this, yesterday when the new executive members of the Nigeria Civil Service Union visited him in his office.
Noting that two years after a committee was set up by the government to improve the welfare of workers, given the current economic reality, he said the committee has yet to submit its report to Governor Yahaya Bello.
Expressing dissatisfaction with what is on the ground, the labour leader lamented that the union was under serious pressure from workers in the state to see that the new wage saw the light of day.
MEANWHILE, the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has said that Taraba State can survive depending less on the Federal Government allocation.
The commission said the state could tap from various natural resources in the state, without relying on the monthly federal allocations.
If Taraba could tap from its potential in economic resources, then it would not have to rely on the monthly federal allocation, RMAFC team leader to the state, Aliyu Abdulkadir, stated.
This team, The Guardian gathered, was in the state to interact with stakeholders on how the state could be self-sustaining.
Taraba Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Solomon Elisha, said despite the dwindling economic resources, the government was “painstakingly” doing all it could to bring succour to Tarabans.
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