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Dauda Lawal: Zamfara will begin payment of N30k minimum wage in June

Dauda Lawal, governor of Zamfara, says the state will begin payment of the N30,000 minimum wage to its workers in June.

The governor who spoke during a meeting with the Zamfara chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Gusau, said his decision to implement the payment reflects the state government’s commitment to improving workers’ welfare.

Lawal listed various initiatives his administration has undertaken to improve the welfare of civil servants, including the payment of withheld salaries, leave grants, and other bonuses.

“Today, I want to announce to the Zamfara State Labour Union leaders that my government will commence payment of N30,000 minimum wage next month, June,” NAN quoted Lawal as saying.

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“On assumption of office as governor, my administration has implemented numerous civil service reforms to ensure workers’ welfare.

“We have achieved the payment of withheld three months salaries of workers, payment of leave grants and other bonuses.

“My government has paid a total of N4.3 billion in four batches to state and local government retirees, which had not been paid since 2011. We have further plans to improve the efficiency of the civil service in Zamfara.

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“No employee should be concerned about retirement as we will ensure timely payment of retirement benefits without any delays. We are committed to our rescue mission.”

In 2019, former President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law.

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