By Matthew Denis
As Nigeria marked 57th Independence day, labour unions in Kwara State have advised the federal government to focus on the implementation of the proposed minimum wage of N56,000.
Speaking with our reporter at the weekend, the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Kwara State chapter, Comrade Yekeen Agunbaide said, “The salaries of workers are not regularly paid if you look at this month now, many federal and state government staff are yet to collect their salaries, so what are we celebrating when workers don’t have money? They have just concluded the Federal Allocation Account Committee (FAAC) meeting and this implies that salary is yet to be paid.”
“My advice to government at all levels is they should ensure prompt payment of salaries. The federal government should find a lasting solution to this so that in years to come the country will celebrate a befitting independence.”