Yola – Adamawa State government yesterday inaugurated a 12-member committee on the implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage. The Head of Service, Alhaji Othman Mohammed, who inaugurated the committee said that it would device ways and modalities to be used in the implementation of the minimum wage.
Othman said while the committee should look into jacking up the salaries of those on grade levels 01 to 06 to meet up with the required N18,000, it should also “find a way of sprinkling some salt on the other grades so thattheir salaries will also be palatable”.
He urged the committee to consider demand on enhanced salary package by various unions before the
government so as to determine the huge financial obligation on the government.
Responding, Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Musa Kaibo, thanked government for the confidence reposed in the members and gave assurance that they would treat the assignment with dispatch to meet the time frame given to them.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the committee comprises chairmen and secretaries of the NLC, TUC and the Joint Public Negotiation Council, as well as permanent secretaries of Ministries of Justice, Finance, Establishment and Planning.