Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, has pledged to pay the new minimum wage that will be agreed upon by the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jigawa chapter, Malam Usman Ya’u made the disclosure in Dutse on Sunday.” Daily Post reports.
Ya’u said that in spite of the impasse in the committee’s meeting that led to the national leadership of the NLC giving a 14-day ultimatum, which started on Sept. 12, to the tripartite committee will finish its assignment and announce a new minimum wage.
“I am, however, glad to assure the workers in Jigawa that the state government, led by Gov. Muhammad Badaru, has expressed readiness to pay whatever will be agreed upon by the committee.
“In view of the ultimatum given by organised labour to the government, Jigawa Council of NLC will on Sept. 24 hold its executive council meeting to deliberate on the directives from the National Secretariat and other issues affecting workers,” he also said.
The chairman added that labour was not happy with the delay on issue of new minimum wage, particularly since the tripartite committee was set up in 2017 and held the public hearings in six geo-political zones.