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Abia govt. explains why it is yet to increase workers’ salaries | read details 

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Abia govt. explains why it is yet to increase workers’ salaries | read details 

 

The Abia State Government has said that it has not increased workers’ salaries because it is still monitoring the conversation between the Federal Government and organized labour on the proposed new minimum wage.

Addressing newsmen in Umuahia after this week’s State Executive Council meeting, presided by Governor Alex Otti, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr Chinedu Ekeke said the state government does not want to go ahead of the federal government, rather it will make an increament at the appropriate time, in line with what it can afford.

In his words;

“The Federal Government is currently considering a wage review and negotiations are ongoing and at the state executive council level, we are monitoring that conversation.

“Our stand as a state government is that we do not want to go ahead of the Federal Government to make a proclamation on that because you do not know where the direction that the Federal Government is headed.

 

“So, it’s better for us to wait and then see what the Federal Government wants to do and then we now look at what we can afford as a state and then move.”

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