Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule has expressed the willingness of his administration to implement the new national minimum wage for civil servants from grade level six downwards.
Sule made this known while playing host to the national leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Women Commission at the Government House weekend.
According to the Governor, his administration is willing to increase the salary of civil servants from grade level six downwards to the N30, 000 new minimum wages.
He appealed for understanding of civil servants from level 7 to 16, who are already enjoying higher salaries as was implemented by the previous administration with civil servants in that category, earning higher salaries even more than some of their colleagues in like Kaduna, Plateau, and Kwara where the new national minimum wage was implemented.
The Governor said his administration is waiting for the committee on the new national minimum wage, to submit its report for him to sign.
“We are willing to sign it today. We will not tamper with the status quo for civil servants on grade levels 7 to 16.
“We are being more than generous for a state that is struggling,” he stated.
He however urged officials of all unions in the state to appeal to their members for understanding, especially Nasarawa is still contending with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 and other challenges.
On promotion, the Governor noted that it’s not too much responsibility for an institution to promote its employees, stressing however that it’s necessary to match promotion with performance.