The Katsina State Government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari assured workers that the government would implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 only after following due processes.
Aminu Masari disclosed this on Wednesday in Katsina at the National Workers’ Day celebration for 2019.
Masari, represented by the state’s Head of Service, Alhaji Idris Usman, also said that the government has so far spent no less than N25 billion on the payment of gratuities and pensions of retirees in the state from 2015 to date.
He further stated that the government pays workers salaries promptly to boost their morale for effective service delivery and also spent N300 million on training and retraining of workers in the state during the period under review.
Earlier, the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Hussaini Hamisu, assured workers that the union would engage with the government to actualize the implementation of the new minimum wage immediately the processes were completed.