Kogi approves payment of N30,000 new national minimum wage

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi yesterday approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage for the state workforce, with partial consequential adjustment.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Arike-Ayoade, disclosed this after an extensive meeting with the organised labour in Lokoja.

Arike-Ayoade explained that the delay in the new wage implementation was due to the inability of the constituted working Committee to meet regularly, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SSG, however, commended the organized labour for their understanding and patience so far, which she noted had resulted into the approval of its implementation.