Niger State Government has commenced the payment of wage awards to the state workforce.
This followed the directive of President Bola Tinubu on Monday during his visit to the state to commission projects.

The Commissioner for Information, Binta Mamman, made this known on Thursday in an interview with newsmen.

“I want to inform you that Governor Mohammed Bago has directed the immediate commencement of the wage award this morning. Workers in the state and all the local governments in the state are beneficiaries.

“The state has over 80,000 workers at both the state and the local governments and all these workers are being paid N20,000 wage award to each of them. The government will be paying over N1.6 billion every month to the workers.

“The payment was a directive from Mr President during his visit to Niger State to commission the State mechanised farming project and the airport that was renamed after him. I am speaking with so much confidence because some workers have shown me their alert this morning,” she said.

The N20,000 flat rate is an agreement reached between the state’s organised Labour and the state government which led to the call of the last industrial action declared by Labour barely 24 hours after its commencement.

March 14, 2024

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