Gov Dauda Implements N30,000 Minimum Wage in June

In Zamfara, Governor Dauda Lawal has declared that the State Government will commence the payment of a N30,000 minimum wage from June 2024. 

This announcement was made on Wednesday during a meeting with the leadership of the Zamfara State chapter of the Labour Union.

Governor Lawal, in his address to the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Zamfara, emphasized that this decision is part of his administration’s commitment to enhancing the welfare and motivation of workers in the state. 

Gov Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State

The previous minimum wage in Zamfara state was N7,000.

A statement issued by Sulaiman Bala Idris, the spokesperson for the Governor, highlighted that this wage increment aligns with the government’s broader reforms aimed at improving the civil service. 

“Since assuming office, my administration has implemented numerous civil service reforms to ensure workers’ welfare,” Governor Lawal stated.

In addition to the minimum wage increase, the governor also noted several accomplishments of his administration concerning worker welfare. These include the payment of withheld salaries for three months, leave grants, and other bonuses. 

Furthermore, the state government has disbursed N4.3 billion in four batches to state and local government retirees, settling payments that had been pending since 2011.

Governor Lawal assured employees that his administration is dedicated to ensuring no delays in retirement benefit payments, reinforcing the state’s commitment to a timely and efficient civil service system. 

“No employee should be concerned about retirement, as we will ensure timely payment of retirement benefits without any delays. We are committed to our rescue mission,” he declared.

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