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Ogun workers express joy over implementation of new minimum wage

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THE organised labour in Ogun State has urged the state government to begin the process of clearing the outstanding promotion exercise for its workforce.

The State Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC),  Akeem Lasisi made the plea at the Arcade Ground, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, when workers in the state organised a rally to express their joy over the payment of new minimum wage in the state.

Speaking at the event, the state chairman of TUC, Mr Akeem Lasisi urged the state government to meet other demands of workers, including deductions, contributory pension, and state health insurance scheme.

Also, the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Mr Olarewaju Folorunso, appreciated the governor for ensuring the implementation of the new minimum wage for workers.

In a remark, the State Head of Service, Alhaja Salmot Ottun gave the assurance that the entire workforce would continue to render effective service delivery for the overall development of the state.

Responding, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who said his administration would continue to give priority to the welfare of workers, said plans were on to procure staff buses for the workers.

While urging the civil servants to continue to use their vast experience to add value to government’s policies and programmes, Governor Abiodun stressed the need for them to be more dedicated and diligent in their duties.

Some of the workers said the reflection of the new minimum wage on their October salary was a pleasant experience.

They promised to reciprocate the gesture with increased productivity and solicited the continued support of the government.  

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