The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has lauded Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa’s decision to immediately implement the N30,000 national minimum wage for workers.
Mr Julius Layi, chairman of the local congress, said Tuesday in Yenagoa that the decision to pay the new minimum wage implementation in January was a welcome development.
The outgoing governor approved the payment of the new wage on January 11 with effect from January.
The governor’s approval came 11 days after he constituted a 12-member committee chaired by the Head of Service, Mrs Biobelemoye Charles-Onyeama, to work out the implementation of the new wage.
The setting up of the committee was a response to threats by the organised labour to embark on strike should the state government faile to implement the wage by January. (NAN)
Driver allegedly absconds with employer’s jeep (5)
A 39-year-old driver, Suleiman Tony, Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state, for allegedly absconding with his employer’s Toyota Highlander worth N2.6million.
Tony who lives at 22, Samora St., Ketu, Lagos, was charged with conspiracy and theft.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 3, at 2:30p.m. at Surulere, Lagos.
He said that the defendant conspired with others at large to steal the jeep from Mr Bashir Mobereje after dropping him off for a medical checkup at Surulere.
“Tony, who was supposed to come back and take his boss home, ran away with the vehicle with registration number KSF 01 FU.
“All efforts to reach the defendant yielded no results as his phone could not be reached,” he said.