The Nasarawa State Government said it has commenced payment of the N30, 000 new national minimum wages, but only to civil servants from grade levels 1-6 benefitting.
In the Nasarawa State Organised Labour Bulleting No 3, 2021 which Daily Trust obtained on June 7, 2021, the union blamed Governor Sule for lavishing money on exotic cars and cash disbursement to traditional rulers amounting to several millions of naira while workers’ welfare were undermined.
The bulletin read in part: “More sympathetic than worrisome is that the government keeps telling the workers that there is no money to address their welfare who have toyed day and night for the development of Nasarawa State.”
“Equally important to note is the fact that government has deliberately refused to pay the May 2021 salary to workers even as we have laboured for it and the money has been domiciled in the subtreasury for over a week,” it added.
“Therefore, arising from SAC/SEC meeting of the organised labour held on 2nd June in the Abdullahi Adamu Labour House, Lafia resolved to issue a 7-days ultimatum in line with the labour laws after which 3-days warning strike shall be embarked upon immediately.”
However, the Nasarawa State government, Monday, said it has commenced payment of the N30, 000 new national minimum wage to only civil servants from grade levels 1-6.
Speaking on the matter, the state Accountant General (AG), Mr Zakka Yakubu, said the implementation had commenced in June only for civil servants who are on grade level 6 downward.