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Implementation Of N30,000 Minimum Wage Will Boost Zamfara Economy, Says Group

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By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna

As the Zamfara State Government promised to start implementing the N30,000 monthly minimum wage from November this year, a group under auspices of Advocacy for Good Governance in Nigeria, has said that the implementation of the minimum wage will boost the state’s economy.

This followed the assurance of the state government to kick-start the implementation of the minimum wage by November.

According to the group in a statement on Monday, the Memorandum of Understanding between the government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is a sign of cordial relationship between the two parties.

The statement signed by the leader of the group, Muhammed Abdullahi and obtained by Money Central, noted that the series of meetings between representatives of the state government and two trade unions, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, has reached a concluding end in the interest of the state.

The group expressed satisfaction with the level of maturity and understanding demonstrated by the Labour during their negotiation and engagement with government officials that led to the amicable resolutions of the lingering issues of minimum wage implementation in the State.

“We are happy with both the Zamfara state government and the Labour Unions for the show of maturity during the negotiation. To us, the resolution was in favour of all and sundry.

“It is on this note that we are calling on the civil servants in the state to be more productive and be more dedicated to their duties for peace, unity and economic progress of the state,” the group noted.

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