Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, reiterated that his administration has always given priority to the welfare of workers in the state since 2015 and will not relent.
He also pledged to support the N30,000 minimum wage demand by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
Speaking during a meeting with officials and members of the state Chapter of the NLC on Tuesday in Minna, Bello expressed his administration’s readiness to comply with the demand of NLC as soon it is implemented by the Federal government.
According to him, there is need to look into workers welfare in order to improve their standard of living and service delivery.
“I am 100 per cent in support of the need to look at whatever is happening on how to improve the life and standard of living of our people.
“I have no problem with the implementation of the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to our workers, as I believe this matter will soon be put to rest,” the governor said.
Earlier, the NLC Chairman in Niger, Mr Idris Ndako, called for the urgent implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.
He described civil servants as partners in progress and machineries that drive the country’s economy.
National officer of the NLC, Benson Upah, who represented NLC President Ayuba Wabba, led the protest to the government house.