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The Nigerian Labour Congress Taraba state council has staged a peaceful protest to the Taraba government house to demand for the implementation of Thirty thousand minimum wage in the state.
The state chairman of the Nigerian labour congress Comrade Peter GAMBO while addressing the government house officials and the union members in Jalingo Taraba State capital north east Nigeria said the implementation of a new minimum wage was long over dew.
He stressed that the current economic realities in the country has made it difficult for the Nigerian worker to cope with the present eighteen thousand minimum wage as such there was need for an upward review of the minimum wage.
We are calling on the government of Taraba state to start the implementation process of the thirty thousand new minimum wage. there is no need for this unnecessary delays. we as workers in Nigeria will only elect leaders who are committed to our quest for a new minimum wage, he said.
In his responses the Secretary to the Taraba state government Mr. Anthony Jellason said the Taraba State government was committed to a better walfare of its workers and it would do everything to improve the welfare of its workers in the state.
The issues of a new minimum wage is not peculiar to Taraba state alone it is a National issues we assure you that the government of Taraba state is committed to a better salary for its worker, as such we have no outstanding salary arreas so with this we believe the new minimum wage will not be a problem as the governon will do even more.
Mr. Jellason also called on the workers to be peaceful and law abiding as their request will be sent to the Governor of the state in the shortest time possible.
Source: Voice of Nigeria
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