Mr Ibrahim Sadiq, Chairman of the Ikara Local Government Area of the State of Kaduna, said that his council had effectively started to pay N30,000 minimum wage to its employees on 4 October.
Sadiq announced this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Abdulmajid Hussain in Abuja on Tuesday.
Yawanews reported that Ekiti governor has also began the payment of the N30,000 Minimum wage
The statement quoted the chairman as saying that the LG’s decision was as a result of the need to support Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i’ s effort at strengthening the public service.
The chairman said, “I must confess that I was encouraged and motivated by the bold step taken by El-Rufa’i to fulfil the promise made to workers in the state, which is for the benefit and development of the common man in the state.”
The chairman assured the people of the council that principles of equity, justice and transparency would be the watchwords of his administration.
He also implored the staff to reciprocate the gesture by displaying a high level of commitment, steadfastness, and diligence in the discharge of their duties.
Sadiq further promised to improve the general welfare of the entire workers of the council.