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NLC tasks Borno govt on N18,000 minimum wage for council workers

By The Citizen
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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Borno State chapter has called on the state government to implement the N18,000 minimum wage for local government workers workers in the state.

The Chairman of the congress, Mr. Titus Ali Abana who made this call in an interview with  newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday, said though the state government was doing its best considering the security challenges, it still needed to implement the minimum wage to carter for the welfare of the workforce done in the area of workers welfare, more especially the implementation of minimum wage and the re-engagement of workers of Borno state Hotels, International Hotels and the state Housing cooperation.

Abana who was just re-elected at the weekend said 'We also want to appeal to the state government to pay the outstanding 18 month minimum wage arriers for primary school teachers and local government staffs.'

The NLC chairman also appealed to Governor Kashim Shettima to pay much priority to the workers welfare.

He also urged  Governor Shettima to look into the case of the workers that are disengaged from Maiduguri International Hotels, Borno investment company working in the state -owned  revenue generation agencies/parastatals  that have now became moribund.

'Even though these workers were supposed to work and generate salaries for themselves, the government should still look into the possibilities of bringing them into mainstream ministries and be paid their full salary because of the situation in the state,' Abana said. Agency report