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Kwara govt signs first phase of minimum wage agreement with labour union



Kwara State authorities has signed the long-awaited minimal wage settlement with the labour unions within the state.

DAILY POST experiences that the fee for ranges 01-06, started in February 2021.

Nevertheless, the signed settlement, holds that the consequential adjustment could be applied “as could be agreed upon by the minimal wage committee” amid ongoing negotiations between the 2 events.

A press release on Saturday by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin mentioned, ” the efficient date for the primary section of the brand new minimal wage implementation protecting grade ranges 01-06, shall be 1st day of February 2021.

“The consequential adjustment of the brand new minimal wage for GL 07-17, shall be applied by the state authorities throughout board in accordance to related wage constructions within the state public service and their relativity as could be agreed upon by the minimal wage committee,” the assertion defined.

It additional added that ” all due processes of promotion for staff within the state public service, shall be concluded on or earlier than their due dates and annual wage increment shall be applied for staff as and when due in accordance to their situation of service.

Pensions, based on the settlement, shall even be reviewed upward within the state based mostly on the proportion agreed upon by the minimal wage committee, when the consequential adjustment is being thought-about.

The implementation of PAYE shall be maintained consistent with the present tax legislation, the settlement added.


Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, who witnessed the signing ceremony, counseled the understanding of the labour unions, assuring that the state authorities stays dedicated to the welfare of the individuals, together with civil servants who’re the engine room of the general public service supply.

State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Issa Ore, mentioned he had the mandate of the employees to conclude work on the signing of the brand new minimal wage for the junior cadres, including that negotiation was nonetheless ongoing on the consequential adjustment part.

” Right now, we had been capable of signal that leg of the minimal wage settlement which impacts solely grade ranges 01-06.

” You already know there are two legs below it, the brand new minimal wage and the consequential adjustment remains to be happening,” he said.

The settlement was signed by Issa Ore, on behalf of labour unions, whereas the Everlasting Secretary, Service Welfare, Afusat Afolabi, signed on behalf of the Head of Service/Chairman of the federal government’s minimal wage committee.

The signing ceremony was additionally witnessed by high authorities officers and labour leaders.

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