Implementation of new minimum wage: Kwara labour leaders seek God’s intervention

Implementation of new minimum wage: Kwara labour leaders seek God’s intervention

Members of the organised Labour in Kwara State today organised a special prayer to seek divine intervention over the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage to workers in the state.

The prayer which was held at the High Court Central Mosque, Ilorin, was led by the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Muhammad Jamiu Hanafi.

The clergyman, during the Jumat service noted  that it is only God that man could consult for intervention on any matter bothering his mind.

He, however, prayed God to grant Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq the will and zeal to ensure quick response to the yearnings of Kwara workers on the payment of N30,000 minimum wage.

The Chief Imam also prayed Allah to intervene in the matters concerning Kwara workers and
affairs of the governance for the progress of the state and workers in particular.

The Chief Imam equally prayed Allah to spare the lives of the Governor and his family and guide him and state officials and all the state workers, even as he prayed for peace to continue to reign in the state.

The labour leaders in Kwara state had agreed to seek God’s intervention so as to ensure that the workers benefit in full the N30,000 new minimum wage.

It will be recalled that the organised labour in the state called on Governor AbdulRaham AbdulRasaq to immediately implement the N30,000 new minimum wage for workers in the state following the directive from headquarters of NLC to state Congresses to commence negotiation with their state governors on how to immediately start the payment of the new minimum wage.

The Kwara State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) had forwarded a circular and template of negotiation of consequential adjustment of salaries arising from the new national minimum wage of N30,000 per month in the states of the federation for implementation to His Excellency, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for consideration.

The labour leaders had urged members and affiliated unions to be fully prepared as they expect the state government to kick start the full payment of N30,000 minimum wages on or before 30th of December, 2019.