Langtang North Local Government Workers Stage Protest Over New Minimum Wage

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Yakubu Busari

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees NULGE, Langtang North Local Government Council Branch on Monday have staged a local protest over the non-implementation of their new minimum wage by the state government.

 

In a telephone chat with the Chairman of the Council, Hon Joshua Ubandoma Laven he said, the situation has been brought under control.

 

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He said the local government Union Leaders presented him with their letter of dissatisfaction over the non-implementation of the 30,000.00 new minimum wage which was signed into law in the year 2015.

 

According to him, they embarked on a peaceful protest, and their letter was copied to all the security agencies in Langtang North LGA demanding for full implementation of the rate.

 

 

Hon Laven said, as a member of the committee on salary review, he is working toward implementing the law on new minimum wage to the staff of the Council but one of the biggest challenges, for now, is that some local governments are recording low Internally  Generated Revenue.

 

Hon Joshua Ubandoma expressed optimism that with the low income generation, the government is looking for better ways of addressing the welfare of staff for better productivity.

 

We are employing a strategy to ensure that civil servants working in Langtang North LGA are better improving and to function effectively to improve on their well-being, he explained.

 

He disclosed that the Council has concluded t plans to launch the Council Radio station on 3rd December 2020, we now are test running it to see the booster outreach.

 

However, the situation is calm, now but I have to address the protesters by telling them, we are making adequate arrangements to effect payment soon if government harmonizes the salary structures.

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