Minimum Wage: Gov. Sule Inaugurates 24-Member Implementation Committee
Minimum Wage: Gov. Sule Inaugurates 24-Member Implementation Committee

Governor Abdullahi Sule, of Nasarawa State, has inaugurated a 24-member committee to work-out modalities for the implementation of the new minimum wage in the State.

The committee, according to the report,  is chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe and has 11 representatives from government and 13 from the organised labour.

Speaking at the inauguration, the governor said the committee was set up in fulfillment of his promise to improve living conditions of workers through better welfare package.

Sule charged the Committee to be guided by the revenue accruals to the State vis-à-vis its ability to pay the minimum wage

According to him, the terms of reference of the Committee are to obtain and study the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act, 2019 and the consequential adjustment at the federal level.

Others, he said, are: To obtain and study copies of agreements reached between the Federal Government and the organised labour, in line with the consequential adjustment/increase in all the salary structures.

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