Taraba NLC urges Gov Isihaku to pay N30,000 minimum wage
The Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress NLC in Taraba state, Comrade Peter Gambo has appealed to Governor Darius Ishaku to ensure speedy compliance with the Federal government’s directive to pay the approved N30k new minimum wage in order to improve the well being of civil servants in the state.
He made this plea in an interview with newsmen in his office in Jalingo, the state capital expressed optimism that the state Governor would no doubt implement the national minimum wage because of his passion for the welfare of civil servants, which is paramount.
Comrade Peter Gambo also expressed hope that there will no be any discrimination between state and local government workers in the implementation of the thirty thousand naira new minimum wage in the state.
According to him the law that pays Governors, members of National and state Houses of Assemblies is the same law that guarantees the Governors to pay their workers at the state level, therefore he urged Taraba state government to ensure that every civil servant benefits as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gambo maintained that when worker’s salaries are being well paid properly, the money will be circulated in the society as well as create more revenue for the state government.
Commenting on the high rate of unemployment, the NLC Chairman was on the view that public service is not the ultimate for the unemployed teaming youths, where he urged the state government to pay more attention to its skills acquisition programs to enable women and youths become self-reliance.
“Creating opportunities for these unemployed teaming youths, mostly women and youths who are the largest within the society will surely minimize the rate of crimes in our society”.
“Apart from that, I called on the government to breached the gap in the civil service by employing many qualified hands that are jobless in the state”.
Comrade Peter Gambo further disclosed that NLC is a responsible partner, stressing the need for the state government to relate with labour for the development of the state, adding that it takes less to engage labour than even engaging politicians.
” We always do our best for the government to succeed, so government should engage workers because they have the skills, the capacity, and requirements to make things happen”.
On the insecurity, the Taraba state NLC Chairman described the communal clashes bedeviling some parts of the state as outright insanity, while he called on people to desist every desire that will create chaos and embrace one another for the development of the state.