Ekiti State Government on Wednesday restated its commitment to the payment of the new minimum wage of 30,000 recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, during the 2019 May Day celebration in the state, Governor Kayode Fayemi assured the workers that the state would not lag behind in the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.
The event held at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, in the state capital was attended by government officials, affiliates of labour as well as workers in public and private sectors of the state,
Fayemi who was represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi congratulated the new leaderships of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), said the government will continue to give priority attention to the welfare of workers.
He however, solicited the cooperation of the workers for his administration to deliver the expected dividends of democracy to the people.
The governor said, “Every worker in the country is expecting payment of the new minimum wage. By the grace of God, Ekiti will not lag behind in its implementation. This, we believe, will inspire workers to give their best.
“Be assured that the backlog of your salary arrears will be paid” as he charged workers to be more effective and efficient at their duty posts.”
The new Chairman, Ekiti state council of NLC , Olatunde Kolapo, who commended Fayemi, for prompt payment of salaries since he assumed office in October last year expressed confidence that workers at both private and public sectors would soon experience increase in take home.
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