Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has approved the immediate implementation of 30,000 minimum wage for the State civil servants with partial consequential adjustment.
The Secretary to Kogi State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade announced this after an extensive meeting with the Organised Labour in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state.
Mrs Folashsde said the delay in the implementation of the Kogi state new minimum wage was due to the inability of the Committee to meet regularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic which She stressed has been overcome.
She commended the Organized Labour for thier understanding and patience so far which has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.
The Head of the State Civil Service, Hannah Odiyo said with singing of the agreement on the new national minimum wage, the committee has completed it’s work peacefully without a resulting to a strike action.
The earlier notice of strike served on the State Government has been suspended with immediate effect.
Kogi state NLC chairman, Comrade Edoka commended the State Government for signing the agreement with the mandate of immediate implementation to give civil servants in the State a new lease of life. He assured of civil servants commitment to effective productivity of the present administration in all sectors of the economy. Present at the signing of the agreement was the State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Ranti Ojo, State Chairman NUJ, Comrade Adeiza Momoh-jimoh, Chairman, NULGE, Tade Adeyemi among others. The agreement covers the State workforce as well as the Local Government.