Ajaka, the Kogi SDP candidate for governor, honours Nigerian labourers.Encourages labour employers to adopt the minimum wage policy of Edo Governor

May 3, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate in the previous election in Kogi State, has called upon other states, private sector entities, and all employers across the nation to follow the admirable example set by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. Ajaka’s plea comes in light of Governor Obaseki’s decision to elevate the minimum wage of state civil servants to N70,000 monthly.

Speaking on Wednesday as part of the May Day celebrations, Ajaka felicitated Nigerian workers, commending their exceptional patriotism and unwavering resilience, particularly amid the current high cost of living across the country.

In a statement personally issued by Alhaji Ajaka in Abuja to mark the occasion, he expressed his admiration for Governor Obaseki’s decision to ensure a minimum wage of N70,000 for Edo workers and urged it to be the benchmark for other states, private sector entities, and employers nationwide.

Ajaka acknowledged the challenging economic climate faced by Nigerians, attributing it to systemic financial challenges and economic sabotage orchestrated by vested interests. He applauded the efforts of organized labour, spearheaded by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), in advocating for workers’ rights amidst government policies and economic variables.

Highlighting the present administration’s strides in addressing social, security, and economic challenges, Ajaka emphasized the importance of strengthening key governmental institutions to combat corruption and improve Nigeria’s financial stability.

He urged the prompt implementation of upgraded minimum wages across all levels of employment, asserting that it would ensure a decent standard of living for workers and signify a commitment to social justice and equity.

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