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Light at end of tunnel as Adamawa workers receive new minimum wage

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Civil servants in Adamawa state wears new looks as the state Government commenced payment of  the N32,000 minimum wage.

Staff on grade degree 01 to 07 who received their salaries with the minimum wage commended Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri for conserving to his promise of implementing the minimum wage in November.

We started receiving aler t from Monday depending on the bank in which your salary account is domicile.

“This is really fresh air and  I can assure you that all junior workers in the state are full of praises for the governor,” said Mr Aminu Usman, a junior worker in the deputy governor’s office.” said Mr Aminu Usman, a junior employee within the deputy governor’s workplace.

A senior employee with state Ministry of Information who  recognized himself as Mr Jonathan Girei, said though senior officers had been but to obtain the brand new wage, they had been excited understanding that it was the consequential adjustment that was delaying there own.

We are hoping to get a good deal at the end of the ongoing negotiation on consequential adjustment between labour leaders and government, Girei stated.

The Nigerian Labour Congress chairman, Mr Emmanuel Fashe, stated the union was proud of the implementation of the N32,000 for junior employees.

We’re hopeful of a good deal for workers waiting for consequential adjustment.

“Fintiri has given us assurances that he would not hesitate to implement any agreement reached Fashe.

Meanwhile, the state chairman of  Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Mr Hammanjumba Gatugel, stated the minimal wage was but to be applied on the local government level.  Gatugel mentioned the union was nonetheless awaiting councils’ chairmen determination on the problem.

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