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Kwara signs new minimum wage agreement

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazak. Photo: Premium Times

Kwara State Government has signed the minimum wage agreement with the labour unions for workers on grade levels 1 to 6 in the State Civil Service.

The agreement holds that the consequential adjustment will be implemented “as agreed upon by the minimum wage committee” amid ongoing negotiations between the two parties.

The brief signing ceremony was witnessed by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Labour unions representatives led by NLC Chairman Comrade Issa Ore, while Permanent Secretary Service Welfare Alhaja Afusat Afolabi signed the agreement on behalf of the Head of Service/Chairman of the Government’s Minimum Wage Committee.

According to the agreement, the effective date for the 1st phase of the new minimum wage implementation covering grade level 01-06 will be the 1st day of February 2021.

It noted that the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage for GL 07-17 will be implemented by the State Government across the board, in accordance with the relevant salary structure.

Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress, Kwara State chapter, Comrade Issa Ore, said negotiation is still ongoing on the consequential adjustment component.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Muzha Kucha