Ogun State Government and the Organised Labour have agreed on payment of
N30,500 minimum wage for workers in the State, with effect from January 1, 2020.
In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the agreement reached and signed by the representatives of Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and The Head of Service, Tpl (Mrs.) Amope Chokor, who led government delegation, both parties also agreed on the Consequential Adjustment of 27 percent for Grade Level (GL) 07; 20 percent for GL 08, while GL 09 gets 19 percent, GL 10 to 14 would have 15 percent, as GL 15 to 17 would receive 14 percent.
Speaking after signing the MOU, the Head of Service commended the Organised Labour for their support and understanding in the past eight weeks of negotiation, lauding the Governor for the good gesture which would spur the workers to be more productive and efficient in their service delivery.
“We thank God for the past eight weeks and finally,
we have agreed with Labour and we thank his Excellency, the Governor of Ogun
State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, for approving
N30,500 minimum wage for
workers. We believe that this good gesture will make our workers to be more
productive and efficient and will translate to more effective service delivery
in the State; so that the people can benefit from it”, she said.
Speaking on behalf of Organised Labour, the Chairman, JNC, Comrade Olanrewaju Folorunsho, thanked Governor Abiodun for taking the bold step in approving the minimum wage, appreciating the workers for their patience during the negotiation and charged them to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to bring more wealth to Ogun State.
On his part, the Chairman, NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole said that the agreement was signed, taking the welfare of the workers into consideration, saying it would be a morale booster for the State’s workforce.