[Nigeria] Taraba NLC Chairman Assures Fast Minimum Wage Implementation

Comrade Peter Gambo - the Taraba State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress - has assured workers that the union are making efforts to make sure the new minimum wage recently agreed between Labour and the Federal Government will be quickly implemented, Punch reports.

Addressing reporters in Jalingo, Peter Gambo said the state would not delay the implementation of the new minimum wage and cited the harmonious relationship that exists between the state government and organised labour in the state.

The labour leader asked workers in the state to remain patient while waiting for the full implementation of the new minimum wage law. Comrade Gambo also advised workers to put in their best efforts to achieve their goal of wealth creation for the entire state.

“My fellow workers should expect the quick implementation of the new minimum wage. My conviction stem from the fact that Gov. Darius Ishaku is a labour-friendly governor and he will not delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage.

"He has given a lot of concessions to workers even when we did not ask for, so we expect a positive response on the implementation of pay raise to workers.

“We also use this opportunity to commend our governor for the prompt payment of salaries especially the October salary that was paid on October 23,” Comrade Gambo said.

Source: Punch