The Ogun state government has assured civil servants in the state that it would give the implementation of the new minimum wage a serious and positive consideration.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 18th, 2019 signed the new national minimum wage bill into law after the necessary legislative processes at the National Assembly.
Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun gave the assurance while commissioning the permanent secretariat of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, the Ogun State chapter in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The organized labour group had issued strong appeals to the governor to expedite action on the implementation of the new minimum wage in the State.
Abiodun while restating his government’s commitment to the welfare of its public servants, promised to give the new minimum wage serious and positive consideration.
“I have taken note of a number of your requests, including the minimum wage implementation. Let me assure you all these and other issues would be given very serious and positive considerations. All we ask is the continued support, cooperation and dedication of all our public servants”
“For us as a government, we would not take our public servants for granted because they are equal stakeholders in building our future together agenda. We are committed to the welfare of our workers, in terms of prompt payment of salaries, workers emoluments, human capacity development and other welfare schemes.”
“Our government has demonstrated a commitment to the welfare of our public servants and we will ensure that we look at those that deserve to be promoted. We are also very determined to provide a very conducive environment, and more importantly have a robust engagement with our public servant among others.” he promised.
The State Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Comrade Fajobi Adebayo, called on governor Abiodun to consult with organized labour in the State to reach an agreement over the minimum wage, allowance arrears, contributory pensions scheme among others, adding that now is the perfect time to accede to the yearnings of the state workforce.
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