Abiodun pays new minimum wage to Ogun workers

By Bola Olajuwon


Ogun State workers have started rejoicing following the alerts of October salary received from their respective banks with the payment of new minimum wage increase.

The state government had an agreement with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) to effect the new minimum wage and this has been fulfilled.

Some of the workers expressed their happiness for the payment of the minimum wage, saying this was a welcome development.

Reacting to the development, Commander Oluwafemi Odukalu of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) said: “To be honest, I was expecting something close to that increment but when I saw the actual amount added, I was overwhelmed because I didn’t expect that much.”

He thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise.


On her part, Mrs. Oluwatosin Owotomo of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology appreciated the governor for keeping the promise made and for not paying lip service to the welfare of workers.

Some of the lower level officers, it was learnt, got as much as 100% salary rise, while those on higher grades got “substantial increment’.

In an interview with the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, he said: “It is a good thing. The governor promised the labour that he would pay and this is another promise made and promise kept.”

According to the Commissioner, “the Government of Prince Dapo Abiodun will always take the welfare of workers seriously, just as it is committed to the welfare of all residents and indigenes of the State”.

Odusile enjoined workers to be up and doing and be dedicated to their work so that “we can have the Ogun State of our dreams”.

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