The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have received their January salaries of the new minimum wage increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.
Its chairman in the state, Comrade Bulama Abiso, gave the confirmation in a message he personally conveyed to the governor’s media team Friday morning for the purpose of dissemination.
“Borno state government under the able leadership of Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commenced implementation of a new minimum wage of N30, 000 for workers and its consequential adjustments. The organised labour in Borno state appreciates the governor for keeping to his pledge to make workers’ welfare as part of his priority. We urge all civil servants to reciprocate by re-dedicating themselves to duty,” the NLC chairman wrote.
Abiso gave the assurance that although the NLC was yet to receive any complaints, it was ready to raise concerns with the government “in the event any worker fails to see the reflection of the minimum wage in the salaries received for January.”
The Congress, however, appealed to the governor to extend the implementation to local government areas and local education authorities.