By JIDAUNA DARING
THE Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has set up a committee following the signing into law the new national minimum wage of N30,000 by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 8, 2019 and the agreement entered into between the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustment on October 18, 2019.
The committee according to a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu is to negotiate with the Organized Labour in the state with a view to coming out with modalities for implementation of the new minimum wage in the state.
The statement revealed that the move was in time with the Governor’s friendly posture with Labour to enhance productivity and service delivery among workers in the state.
It added that the committee is to be guided by the template and circular issued by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Abuja on the new minimum wage and has 21 days from the date of this publication to conclude the negotiations.
Members of the committee included Barrister Luka Fwangyil, chairman while Mr. Monday M. Chollom is to serve as secretary.
Other members were, Mr. Izam A. Azi, Mr. Isaac Maram, Mr. Moses Nwan, Mr. Richard Tokma, Mr. James Yilna’an, Alhaji Sani Yahaya, Mr. Henry La’ankwap, Mr. James Dalyop, Barrister Mrs. Rauta Dakok and ALGON Chairman Plateau State.