Ondo State Government Agrees To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

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The Ondo State Government has approved to pay thirty thousand Naira (N30,000) minimum wage to workers in the state after series of meetings with stakeholders and union leaders.

The government’s decision to pay the new minimum wage after a meeting on Saturday 25th January, 2020 with organised labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiation Council. Present at the meeting were also the state judiciary, legislature and other top government functionaries.

Speaking on the progress, the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Oluwadare Aragbaye, said the government had also approved 33 percent (%) for those who retired before year 2014 and peculiar allowances for some workers.

It was gathered that the parties agreed on full payment of the new minimum wage from level six (6) downwards while level seven above had experienced consequential adjustment.

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