Minimum Wage: Enugu Approves N30,000 Payment From February


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The government of Enugu State has approved the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state, however, payment will not take effect until February.


According to Vanguard report, the approval came after the submission of the report by the joint committee of Labor and state government which was created by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the negotiation of consequential adjustment of the minimum wage increase.


The chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council, Igbokwe Igokwe, during a briefing at the government house in Enugu, stated that the collective bargain between the labour and the state government resulted in the approval of payment of the minimum wage.


Meanwhile, the Ondo state government has also reached an agreement last week with the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council to commence payment of the N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the state.


The parties arrived at the consensus on Saturday after numerous meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and union leaders including the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council, with the last meeting which held on Saturday sealing off the deal.

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Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye, Ondo State Head of Service, expressed gratitude regarding the development and also said that 33 percent for retirees from 2014 was also approved by the government, as well as peculiar allowances for some workers.

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