Governor Bello Matawalle has received the leadership of labour unions in Zamfara who paid him a thank you visit at the state government house Gusau.
The Governor who was looking visibly emotional re-affirmed that as a retired civil servant who worked for years before he quits and joined politics, his administration is passionate about improving the wellbeing of the workers in the state.
According to Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji the Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Matawalle assured that the new Minimum Wage of N30,000 will be implemented to Zamfara workers by the end of November 2022.
He assured that his administration will continue to accord priority to the wellbeing of the state workers as well as enhancing the welfare of the state pensioners.
The Governor urged the leadership of the labour union to assist the administration in blocking leakages so that more can be saved to enhance the wellbeing of the workers in the state.
On the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants, Governor Bello Matawalle said the state Government will affect the full payment of pension and gratuity to them as soon as deductions from the state funds were stopped by December 2022.
Earlier, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Sani Halliru and his counterpart of the Trade Union Congress TUC, Comrade Saidu Mudi Allahuwa said they were at the Government House to express their appreciation to the Governor for his approval to implement the N30,000 minimum wage by November 2022.
The two labour leaders said the immediate intervention of Governor Bello Matawalle by approving the payment of the National minimum wage to the state workers has solved the lingering labour issues between the organized Labour and the state Government.
Comrade Sani Halliru and Comrade Saidu Mudi Allahuwa thanked Governor Bello Matawalle for reviewing the pension of retired permanent secretaries since the creation of Zamfara state to date and called for full payment of gratuities and other entitlements to all categories of retired civil servants in the state.