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Implement N30,000 minimum wage immediately, NLC urges Zamfara Govt.


Implement N30,000 minimum wage immediately, NLC urges Zamfara Govt.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Zamfara Council has demanded immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage or it would join the body’s proposed nationwide strike.

This is contained in a communique issued by the state NLC Chairman, Sani Halliru and acting Secretary, Ahmad Abubakar in Gusau, on Saturday.

According to the communique, the SEC in season adopted the following resolutions during the session.
“The SEC in season is not satisfied with the minimum level consideration and treatment being accorded to the labour issues by the state government and its officials as all efforts to interface with the Gov. Bello Matawalle to brief him on the current realities proved abortive.

“Having clearly observed that all doors to reach out to him have been shut down to the congress by some key designated government officials.

“The Sec-in-session resolved to collectively comply with national directives on strike for non implementation of the new national minimum wage if not properly engaged for discussion by the state government,” the communique said.
“We charged the state government to ensure appropriate data on death and retirement being recorded in the civil service as the two create surplus financial vacuum to support the government in actualizing its constitutional duty of implementing the new minimum wage.


“The N100 million offered by the state government for the implementation of the N30,000  minimum wage across board in all the payment point is too meager as the projected table of the said amount is nothing to ride home about. 
“The meeting further condemned the monthly presentation of stagnant salary figure by the MDAs responsible for the preparations of salaries, and called on the state government to punish any civil servant or public servant involved in that act.

“The proposed national rally as directed by the NLC national leadership on subsidy removal would be promptly observed on January 27, 2022 by the state congress to demonstrate their concern to the plight of Nigerians on the current economic hardship.

“The leadership was charged to follow up all pending promotions/annual increments of civil servants at both State and Local Governments as the constant outcry of civil  servants in the State is solely becoming uncontrollable by the leadership of the congress.

“The government is not ready to listen to our complaints owing to the fact that officials of the  Congress are doing the needful to address the civil servants on those issues.
“The meeting further called on the state government to intervene on the current ongoing 168 Housing Units Daza eviction process by the Federal Mortgage Bank, having identified the wrongful allocation of the houses by the previous administration. 

“NLC therefore, would not allow its members and their families to be rendered homeless as a result of inability of other officials in the past.

“The meeting ended with special prayers for the restoration of peace and security in the state and for the government’s quick response to the identified pressing issues bedeviling the workers.
The NLC, however,  expressed satisfaction with the commitment  of the Matawalle administration in addressing major security challenges in the State.

That the meeting urged the state government for more efforts to restore law and order in  parts of state where communities were being attacked.

The union condoled with the state government over the recent attacks on some communities in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas that resulted to the loss of innocent citizens and properties.

“The state NLC appreciates the National  President, Ayuba Waba for his official condolence message to the state government on the recent bandits attacks,”the communique said.

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