Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the establishment of a committee on the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage in the state.
At the inauguration of the 10-member committee on Wednesday at the Governor’s Office, Ilorin, the State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole charged the committee to work out modalities for the implementation of increased minimum wage in the state.
According to her, “the committee is expected to among other things look at various funding windows, smooth implementation of N30,000 minimum wage and work out an actionable plan for the implementation of the minimum wage in the state once passed into law.”
Mrs Oluwole, who reiterated the determination of the state government to implement the new Minimum Wage, renewed the government’s commitment to ensuring improved welfare of the state workforce.
The committee has the State Commissioner for Planning and Economic Development, Alhaji Wasiu Odewale as Chairman while the Director of Establishment and Pension in the Office of Head of Service will serve as the Secretary.
Other members of the committee are the Special Adviser on Labour Matters, Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Training, Permanent Secretary, Service and Welfare, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), State Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Chairman, Joint Negotiation Council.