Delta State government reverts Minimum Wage suspension
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The Delta state government last weekend reverted the suspension of the implementation of the new minimum wage.
The minimum wage implementation was temporarily suspended in July due to the heavy financial burden placed by Covid-19 on the state government.
With the increase in electricity and petrol pump price, the state government has decided to revert her decision on the minimum wage to ease the effect of the increment on her citizens.
This decision was reached during a meeting of the state NLC leaders with the state government. In an internal circular issued on Friday, the state NLC Chairman, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku confirmed this.
“Dear Comrades, I held a meeting with representatives of the Delta State Government today, 11th September, 2020, after careful deliberations, we resolved that the suspension of implementation of the new national minimum wage for officers on SGL 07 – 17 be lifted as a result of the Federal Government’s increase in electricity tariff and, petroleum products which has negatively affected workers.
“So with effect from 1/9/2020, the Delta State Government with implement the new national minimum wage for all officers in the public service, irrespective of salary grade level. Please inform all our members accordingly. Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku, NLC Chairman, Delta State Council.”