Northern gov finally agrees to pay N30,000 minimum wage

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has announced that the state government will begin paying a new minimum wage of N30,000 starting next month.

The declaration was made during a meeting with the leadership of the labour unions in Zamfara State on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, this decision underscores the state government’s commitment to enhancing the welfare of its workers. The new minimum wage represents a significant increase from the previous N7,000.

Governor Lawal emphasized that this initiative is designed to motivate workers and improve their living standards. Addressing the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Zamfara, he reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to the welfare of the state’s workforce.

“Today, I am pleased to inform the leaders of the Zamfara State Labour Union that from June, our government will implement the N30,000 minimum wage,” Governor Lawal stated.

He also highlighted several reforms and benefits introduced since he took office, including the payment of withheld salaries for three months, leave grants, and other bonuses.

Additionally, the state has disbursed N4.3 billion across four batches to state and local government retirees, settling debts that had been outstanding since 2011.

Governor Lawal assured further improvements to the civil service, stressing that no employee should worry about retirement benefits. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring timely payments without delays.

“Our mission is to improve the efficiency of the civil service in Zamfara and ensure the timely payment of retirement benefits,” he concluded.

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