The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) Jigawa state chapter has rejected the N10,000 wage award offered by the state government as a palliative for fuel subsidy removal.
This was contained in a press statement issued after the meeting of the Organized Labor Congress held in Dutse capital.
The statement which was signed by the state Chairmen and Secretaries of NLC, TUC and described the government announcement of the salary award as pre-matured as no agreement had yet been reached to that effect.
According to the statement, the NLC Salary Negotiation Committee has endured prolonged negotiations with the state government Committee, and various submissions were made but no reply”
“To our own surprise as the discussion is ongoing, we heard the state commissioner of Information Youth and Culture Hon Sagiru Musa announcing the approval of N10,000 for three months as a wage award, this is short of the reality on the ground “
“It is important for the general public to note that the Organized Labor Congress has not signed any Memorandum of Understanding with Jigawa State Government on the N10,000 wage award, the negotiations Committee is yet to conclude its assignment ” the statement declared.
While contacted on the issue the state Head of Civil Service, Muhammad K. Dagacire said as per as their committee is concerned the NLC negotiation Committee was engaged and fully aware of the decision taken by the state government on Workers’ palliative.
According to him, the agreement reached included payment of 3 three-month wage awards to the workers, a food item palliative, and the third stage giving every civil servant a minimum of one Hector farm inputs grant including the land where it is available.
“So it is surprising to hear this story from you on the said NLC rejection of N10,000, our intervention to the worker for cession the advisory effect of Fuel Subsidy removal is three-stage and Governor Malam Umar Namadi is committed to fulfilling it all,” the Head of Service declared