September 19, 2020
Economy

Ogun to Begin Implementation of Thirty-Five Thousand Minimum Wage

Workers in Ogun state are to receive the thirty thousand five hundred naira minimum wage with effect from the first of January, 2020.

This followed the Memorandum of Understanding signed by representatives of the organized labour comprising Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and The Trade Union Congress, TUC, while the Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Amope Chokor led the state government’s delegation.

They also agreed on the consequential adjustments of twenty-seven per cent for Grade Level Seven, Grade Level Eight, twenty per cent, Grade Level Ten, nineteen per cent, Level Ten to Fourteen, fifteen per cent and level Fifteen to Seventeen, fourteen per cent.

After signing the MOU, the Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Amope Chokor commended the organized labour for their support and thanked Governor Dapo Abiodun for the good gesture which would enhance worker’s productivity in their service delivery to the people of the state.

Also, the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Mr. Olanrewaju Folorunsho who spoke on behalf of organized labour, appreciated workers for their patience during the negotiation and charged them to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to bring more wealth to the state.

On his part, the state NLC chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Bankole said the agreement was signed in the interest of the workers.

Olajumoke Idowu

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