The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has received reports of the Minimum Wage Implementation 27-man Committee inaugurated in 2019.
Receiving the report on Tuesday, The Zamfara State Governor, Matawalle reiterated his administration’s determination to implement the new N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state.
Gov. Matawalle commended the efforts made by members for their hard work and dedication to the success of the assignment given to them by the state government.
“As I said, workers’ welfare is one of the top priorities of my administration. I am giving the assurance to the entire civil servants in the state that the state would implement the N30,000 minimum wage for the benefits of our workers,” the governor said.
Describing civil servants as the bedrock of economic development, Matawalle said his administration was ready to give them their rights and privileges.
He, however, said that the state government would set up a mini- committee to review the report and look at the possible implementation of the recommendations of the committee.
He called on civil servants in the state to ensure dedication and punctuality to their service.
Earlier, the committee chairman headed by a former Minister of Finance, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, who said their work was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, however noted that the committee engaged in proper consultations with relevant stakeholders before embarking on its assignment.
“We worked together with the leadership of labour unions in the state, particularly the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC),” Yuguda said.
Alhaji Yuguda, however commended members of the committee for their support and cooperation.