Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has finally approved the implementation of the new minimum wage for workers in the state.
Speaking to our correspondent, the Special Adviser to the governor on labour, Ode Enyi said that the approval was arrived at in the meeting on the new minimum wage and adjustment of salaries held in Makurdi by the negotiation committee.
According to Enyi, both the labour group and the government had agreed on N30,009.99 as the new minimum wage in the state.
The special adviser said that the committee will soon meet to address the adjustment issues of the salary of level seven and above, stating that the level one to six has been settled.
He said that the chairman of the committee and the Secretary to the State Government, Tony Ijohor expressed the readiness of Ortom’s administration to tackle issues of workers with all seriousness.
Though the implementation date is yet to be announced, Enyi said this will be made known after the next meeting.