Governor of Gombe, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has spoken on the newly proposed minimum wage of N65,ooo for workers by the Nigerian Labour Congress,NLC .
Dankwambo assured that his administration was ready to review upward the salaries of workers whenever the proposed increase of minimum wage of N65,000 by NLC was concluded.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Charles Yau Iliya disclosed this at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration held at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe.
The governor assured that his government will not implement whatever amount agreed on by the NLC in order to promote productivity and improve on the welfare of workers in the state.
Dankwambo said, “I have listened with keen interest to the speech of the Chairman of the NLC, all these are matters that government view with great importance.
“We shall therefore continue to work in partnership with the leadership of the NLC in resolution and implementation of these important issues in the best interest of the state”.
While speaking earlier, the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress Gombe State Council urged the State Government to pay the balance of 50 percent of leave allowances of local government employees and primary schools teachers in the state.
The state Chairman of the Labour Union, Haruna Kamar also called on the government to implement the promotion of local government employees and primary schools teachers.
“We also call for more release of funds to settle the gratuities of retirees in Gombe state and an establishment of a functional printing and publishing company as well as functional firefighting institution and a befitting office accommodation for the organization,” the labour leader added.