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Kwara workers to Gov. Abdulrazaq: Pay N30K minimum wage

Labour unions in Kwara have demanded the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by the state government.
It declared that the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is non-negotiable
The workers, under the umbrella of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made their position known on Saturday in Ilorin.
They used the Workers Day celebration to reiterate their demand for implementation of the minimum wage.
The TUC chairman, Mr Akinsola Akinwunmi, called on the state government to return to the negotiation table on their outstanding demands, adding that the implementation of the minimum wage is their right.
The labour leader said May Day is a day to appreciate Nigerian workers for their symbolic sacrifice to the nation’s economy.
“The N30,000 minimum wage and consequential adjustment is our right and must be implemented for improved standard of living of the least paid workers in the service of government of Kwara State”, he said.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described Nigerian workers as key to national growth.
Represented by the state Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Oluwole, the governor reassured the workers of his administration’s commitment to improving their well-being despite dwindling revenue amidst the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
Describing labour as integral component of successive governments and a determining factor in attainment of good governance, AbdulRazaq commended them for adding value and for being committed to the growth of Kwara.
On consequential adjustment component of the minimum wage, the governor sought patience and understanding of the union, particularly in the light of the current economic realities.
“I understand the position of labour particularly regarding the minimum wage.
“I assure you all that we certainly do not overlook these issues and we are considering all positive options to further make our workers happy.
“I call for your understanding and support for us to get through this hard time,” he said.

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