Comrade Peter Gambo, Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Taraba state chapter has assured workers in the state of efforts by the union to ensure speedy implimentation of the new minimum wage passed by the Federal Government.
Gambo gave the assurance on Sunday while speaking to newsmen in Jalingo.
He said that his conviction that the state would not delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage was due to the the harmornious relationship that existed between the state government and the organised labour in the state.
He therefore, urged workers in the state to remain patient as they waited for the quick and full implimentation of the new minimum wage law.
The labour leader also advised workers to put-in their best to achieve their goal of wealth creation for the generality of the state.
He commended Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba for prompt payment of salaries as well as being up-to-date in the payment of worker’s salaries in the state.
According to him, while others states are battling with the problem of paying worker’s salaries, our governor has put salary matter behind.
“I will advise my fellow workers to expect a quick implimentation 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 allot of concessions to workers even when we did not asked 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 Oct. 23.
We equally commend the governor for being up to date in the payment of salaries to workers of the state.
“I urge our workers to always reciprocate the government’s gesture by putting their best to ensure efficient service delivery and productivity in their areas of assignments,’ Gambo said.
The Federal Government together with the organised labour had concluded negotiations on the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 national minimum wage.