The Jigawa State Government, North-Western Nigeria, has commenced payment of the new minimum wage to its workers.
The Head of the State Civil Service (HoS), Hussaini Kila, made this known in a statement in Dutse, the state capital.
According to him, some of the workers had already received bank alerts of their December salary reflecting the new minimum wage.
He called on workers to reciprocate the gesture through dedication to their duties.
Governor Muhammad Badaru had on December 4, promised to implement the N30,000 minimum wage approved by Federal Government to its workers in December.
Badaru gave the assurance and directives after signing the minimum wage payment agreement:
“I am, therefore, directing the Head of Service and Secretary to the Stated Government to ensure payment of the minimum wage in December salary.”
The agreement was signed by the state government, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council (JNC).
Amaka E. Nliam