By Sulaiman Tudu
The Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has retreated the commitments of the state government towards implementing the N30,000 national minimum wage to the state civil servants from November, 2022.
The Governor stated this during the presentation of 2023 appropriation Bill before Zamfara state House of Assembly in Gusau today (Thursday).
“We are also committed to implementing the national minimum wage of N30,000 this November.” Gov Matawalle reassured.
“On this note, I want to appreciate the labour leaders for embracing dialogue as a tool of engagement with the Government. On the part of our teeming civil servants, it is my sincere hope and expectation that they will remain alive to their responsibilities and committed to implementing government policies and programmes.” the Governor added.
Zamfara state is one of the states who is yet to implement 30,000 minimum wage which was signed since April 2019.
SMARTS NEWS recalled that the National President of Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba has wrote a letter to Zamfara state Governor in October threatening to shutdown the state over the failure of the state government to implement the national minimum wage.
In response this, the State Deputy Governor, Hassan Nasiha immediately chaired a stakeholders meeting to avert the industrial disharmony in the state and promised that the minimum wage will be implemented in November.
Recently, a harmonized salary structure of the state civil servants signed by the Head of Service Kabiru Gayari has been in circulation indicating that the minimum wage has been captured.
The budget presentation was attended by the state Deputy governor Hassan Nasiha; former governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, senator Kabiru Marafa; Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf; other security chiefs top government officials among others