From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Chairman of the Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onu Edoka has assured workers in the state that the new minimum wage will be implemented for the state civil servants within the next one month.
Edokah therefore appealed to workers in the state to remain calm as the state government has set up machinery to tackle all issues surrounding the payment of the new minimum wage in the state.
The NLC Boss made the appeal during the 7th Quadrennial state delegates conference of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Kogi state chapter held in Lokoja yesterday.
Speaking to newsmen at the venue of the congress, Edokah urged civil servants in the state to expect a better deal from the state government, saying the union is still negotiating with the government and hopeful of getting the desired result at the end of the negotiations.
“The state government has set up a committee to look into the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers of the state.
“We are hoping that by the end of the thirty days, the government gave to the committee expired, they will come out with a chat that will be the true position of the minimum wage in Kogi state and we are expecting a win-win situation,” he said.