Governor of Kogi State, Bello promise to pay new minimum wage

keeping faith with the demand of labour union to avoid frosty
relationship in the present dispensation, the Kogi State governor,
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has pledged to pay the minimum wage that is
agreed upon by the tripartite committee set up by the federal
government.
The chairman of the concerned Kogi State Workers’ Forum, an
informed organisation based in Lokoja, Kogi State, Com Adex
Shaibu, made the statement at a conference in Lokoja, yesterday.
Com Adex stressed that this is in spite of the impasse in the
committee’s meeting that led to the national leadership of Nigeria
Labour Congress (NLC) giving a 14- day ultimatum to finish and
announce a new minimum wage.
The chairman stated, “I am however pleased to assure the Kogi
State workers that the state government, ably led by Alh Yahaya
Bello, has expressed ability and willingness to pay whatever is
agreed upon by the federal government.
Adex said that labour was not happy with the unnecessary delay
on the issue of new minimum wage, particularly since the tripartite
committee was set up in 2017 and held public hearing in the six
geo-political zones in Nigeria.
“We condemn in strong terms any attempt by failed politicians to
distract the present administration in the state from its “new
direction agenda”, Com Adex hinted.
Calling on the workers in Kogi State not to subject to lies and
rumour and unsubstantiated news, Com Adex noted that
governance is about physical, socio-economic development,
accountability and integrity.
He said Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration was laying a great
and sustainable foundation for the welfare and economic
prosperity of all the people of the state.
However, Com Adex urged Governor Bello to key into the policy
direction of the national chairman of All Progressives Congress
(APC), Com Adams Oshiomole, which is anchored on the principle
of “Let the people lead”, adding that by this singular action, there
will be sustainable development, good governance and
transparency.

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