Kwara State Government has issued a progress report on the implementation of the new minimum wage for state civil servants.
In a statement released on 31st December, 2020, the Chairman of the Kwara State Minimum Wage Negotiating Committee and State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole said the State Government was striving hard to reach an acceptable agreement with the leadership of the Labour Unions on the implementation of the new minimum wage for the State Civil Servants.
She added: “I must say with all emphasis, that there were series of meetings between Government and the representatives of the Labour Unions since the commencement of the operation of the New Minimum Wage Committee. I hereby applaud the leadership of the State Labour movement for the maturity displayed so far.
“I also wish to add that the State Government is working on what will be an acceptable living wage for its workforce that is also sustainable in order not to fall into the unfortunate ditch some States currently find themselves in the payment of the new wage.”
Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole explained that the Government has submitted a working table to the Unions for their perusal and affirmation, noting that they are currently deliberating on it.
“It is for this reason, we are patiently awaiting the outcome of the first meeting of the Federal Account and Allocation Committee (FAAC), to have a clearer idea of what obtains in the 2021 Budget,” she noted.