Plateau State workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC and Trade Union Congress TUC among others demand for the immediate approval of the N56,000 minimum wage imposed on the Federal government.
This was the notion expressed by the union during the annual worker’s day celebration which took place at the Rwang Pam Stadium. The occasion graced by the Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong had in attendance, workers in the public and private sectors, civil society organizations, top Government functionaries among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Lalong represented by the head of service Izam Azi applauded the workers for their resilience and cordial relationship with the present administration. He sues for greater collaboration and pledge to prioritize the welfare of workers in the State especially civil servants.
In their separate remakes, chairman TUC Plateau State council, Mrs .A. Dinatu and that of the NLC Jibrin Banchir described the condition of service of the workers in the State as worrisome and called on the State Government to take them serious. They were vocal about the absent of President to reveal his stand on the N18, 000 minimum wage.
Good will messages came from speaker Plateau State house of assembly Peter Azi as well as solidarity messages from civil societies.