Breaking: Katsina gov’t approves N30,000 new minimum wage
The Katsina State government government under the leadership of Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has approved the N30,000 new minimum wage with effect from 1st January, 2020.
This was disclosed to newsmen by the Chairman, joint committee for the negotiations and the Secretary to the Government of the State, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa moment ago at Muhammadu Buhari House moment ago.
Some of the highlights of the new wage agreements include the percentage increments on salaries from grade level 01to 06 ranging from 60% down to 32.63% ,while worker on grade level 07 to 09 ranging from 13.2% down to 10%, those on levels 10 to 17 have their percentage adjustments ranging from 8% down to 4%.
Other highlights include the raising of a committee involving labour, to partner state government in rejuvenating revenue drive, improve efficiency and productivity in the local Government as well as instil the culture of hard work and productivity amongst the workers.
Also while reacting to the signing of the wage agreement, the state NLC Chairman; Comrade Hussaini Hamisu commended the State Government and members of the negotiating committee for a job well done.
He further disclosed that the union welcomed the new wage agreements in good faith bearing in mind that as citizens of the state, the workers have contributory role to play in the overall development of the state.