UPDATED: Zamfara Gov Announces Date to Start Paying Minimum Wage

Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal has announced that a new minimum wage of ₦30,000 will be implemented for all civil servants in the state starting in June. The announcement was made on Wednesday during a meeting with the leadership of the Zamfara State chapter of the Labour Union, sparking widespread jubilation among the state’s civil servants.

The eagerly awaited announcement had been anticipated during the Workers’ Day speech, where many hoped for a declaration on wage adjustments. Civil servants across Zamfara expressed their happiness and excitement, as they look forward to the long-awaited wage increase. Previously, the minimum wage in the state was ₦7,000, making the new rate a significant improvement.

While addressing the leaders of the Zamfara State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), Governor Lawal emphasized that the implementation of the ₦30,000 minimum wage is aimed at motivating Zamfara workers. He stated, “We have further plans to improve the efficiency of the civil service in Zamfara. No employee should be concerned about retirement, as we will ensure timely payment of retirement benefits without any delays. We are committed to our rescue mission.”

The announcement has generated positive reactions, with many workers looking forward to the financial relief the wage increase is expected to bring. This move is seen as a significant step towards improving the livelihood of civil servants and boosting the overall morale and productivity within the state’s workforce.