The labour movement in Kwara State have commended the workers in the state for their courage, steadfastness and tolerance throughout the period of negotiation for the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for the state and local government workers.
The movement also hailed the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq for his swift response to the workers’ demand describing him as a listening Governor.
According to a press release by Joint Kwara Labour Congress and signed by the Chairman Joint Negotiation Committee, Saliu O. Suleiman; State Chairman of NLC, Aliyu Issa Ore and State Chairman of TUC, Kolawole Nasir Olumoh, the negotiation of 30,000 minimum wage for all categories of Kwara State workers have been concluded and is awaiting the final approval of His Excellency who is out of the state on official assignment.
“As we await the arrival of His Excellency the Executive Governor of the state, Mallard Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, we appeal to every worker in the state to please be patient and be assured that we have not left any concern untreated”, the statement added.
The leadership of the labour movement then assured workers that they will not relent in their pursuit for the settlement of all their legitimate entitlements, even as they described the Governor as a good listener and swift in taking positive action on matters that benefits the citizenry.
The labour leaders however encouraged workers in the state to go about their normal duties diligently and optimistically.