You Could Start Enjoying Minimum Wage Immediately, Yari Assures Workers

– Yari says his administration is prepared to pay minimum wages before his tenure expires.
– Assures that his counterparts will follow suit.
Governor Abdul Aziz Yari of Zamfara state has assured workers in the state that they would start enjoying the new minimum wage as soon as possible.
Yari, who is theĀ chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) gave the assurance in his address to the Civil Servants duringĀ the 6th quadrennial delegates conference held at J.B Yakubu secretariat on Friday.
The governor also revealed that his administration has concluded arrangements on how to implement the new wage before he handed over in May 29.
The Governor, who stressed that although he was handing over power next month, assured that he would not leave without fulfilling his promise of paying the new wage adding that everything has been concluded.
Speaking on the backlog of pension and gratuity owed to pensioners by his administration, the Governor also revealed that his administration has set aside enough funds for the settlement of all payments and gratuity, promising that, he would not leave until he settled the workers.
He maintained that as chairman of the Governors forum he also discussed with his colleague about the implementation of the new wage expressing optimism that “the Governors would follow suit.
Speaking earlier, Zamfara state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Bashir Mafara, who condoled with the Governor over the killings of innocent people by d bandits commended his efforts in spending billions of Naira towards the provision of relief materials to the families of the affected victims.
The NLC chairman, said his union had planned to engage the incoming administration on the discussion on the modalities for the implementation of the new minimum wage in order to avoid strike action that might lead to unnecessarily hardships.

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