The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has announced plans to implement the N30,000 minimum wage when passed into law.
Similarly, the Governor has approved the release of funds for payment of one month salary for Local Government workers, pensioners and SUBEB workers.
Ahmed announced these on Monday at Labour House in Ilorin during the signing a pact between him; the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Razak Atunwa; and Labour leaders in the state.
He said the signing of the agreement was a reflection of his firm commitment to ensuring that the labour force continues to receive the needed attention in the state, pointing out that any arrear that would not be paid by him would be paid by his successor.
According to the governor: “Under no guise should any worker be made to suffer due to non collection of salaries.”
He assured the labour force that the PDP governorship candidate would give them necessary attention if elected on March 2 during the governorship election in the state.
Ahmed, who described Atunwa as knowledgeable and competent to manage the state, said the PDP governorship candidate remains the only one with the experience, capacity and blueprint to hit the ground running.
Also speaking, Atunwa thanked Ahmed and the labour force for ensuring industrial harmony in the state.
Atunwa promised to prioritise the welfare of workers and run an inclusive administration if elected.
In their separate remarks, the State Chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Yekini Agunbiade, and the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Kola Olumuh, said the labour movement was happy that Atunwa deemed it fit to meet the unions and promised that the two parties remain committed to the pact.
They assured the PDP governorship candidate of the support of workers in the state to enable him emerge victorious in the poll.