Workers praise govt, labour unions over new minimum wage


  • Federal civil servants in Oyo state on Tuesday commended the Federal Government and leaders of the labour unions over the new minimum wage.

A cross section of the workers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan said the efforts of the tripartite committee, set up to arrive at an agreeable minimum wage, was appreciated.

Mr Peter Ojelakin, a staff of the National Population Commission, said good welfare package was the wish of every civil servant, adding that a dedicated worker would not be interested in embarking on a strike, if that wish is granted.

”So, the suspension of the strike that was supposed to begin today is a good development,” he said.

Mr Rasheed Abdulwahab expressed happiness over the agreement the labour reached with the government but noted that increase in wages, might lead to inflation.

He, however, called on workers to justify the salary increase by putting in their best to ensure the desired improvement in the social and economic development of the country.

Mr Dojutelegan Lekan, a surveyor at the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, commended government for shifting ground on its earlier proposed N24, 000.

Lekan urged civil servants to be more diligent and committed to their duties, saying that improved performance from civil servants would enable government to pay the new minimum wage with ease.


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