Palliative Program: In Jigawa State, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have jointly refused the N10,000 wage award that the state government had suggested as a stopgap measure after the fuel subsidy was removed.
Following a meeting of the state’s Organized Labor in Dutse, the state capital, the rejection was announced in a press release.
The state chairmen and secretaries of the NLC and TUC signed a joint statement describing the wage award announcement by the state administration as premature, claiming that no agreement had been reached on the subject.
According to the statement, the state government committee and the NLC Salary Negotiation Committee had been in long-term negotiations during which the committee submitted several proposals but got no feedback.
When state Commissioner for Information, Youth, and Culture Hon. Sagiru Musa announced the N10,000 pay award for three months, the Organized Labor expressed surprise.
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The statement made clear, “It is important for the general public to note that the Negotiation Committee has not yet completed its assignment; the Organized Labor has not signed any Agreement between Jigawa State Government and the Memorandum of Cooperation about the N10,000 wage award.”
Muhammad K. Dagacire, the state’s head of service, responded that the NLC Negotiation Committee was well aware of the state government’s position about the workers’ palliative measures when he was called for remarks.
Dagacire stated that in addition to agriculture inputs like food palliatives and a three-month wage award, each civil servant will receive lands.
Therefore, it is unexpected to learn about your account of the aforementioned NLC rejecting N10,000.
“Governor Malam Umar Namadi is committed to fulfilling all three stages of our interventions to workers to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal,” he said.