Commissioner speaks on Gov Badaru’s alleged plan to stop N30,000 minimum wage

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The Jigawa State Government says it has no plan to stop the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants.

State commissioner of Finance Alhaji Babangida Umar Gantsa disclosed this in a radio program to mark the sixth year anniversary of the Governor Badaru Abubakar-led administration.

This followed the ongoing verification exercise for all staff on state MDA’s, Local Government Councils, Local Education Authorities, five Emirates councils, Judiciary, State House of Assembly and pensioners payroll.

He said the state doesn’t have any ulterior motive to resize its work force.

“The validation exercise is only meant to update the data of all the state workforce,” he said.

The Commissioner explained that despite the economic challenges facing the country, the state has no intention to stop payment of the minimum wage like other states.

Gantsa said the governor had already held a meeting with labour leaders and confirmed his commitment to continue payment of minimum wage and workers entitlement as and when due.

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