A circular letter issued from the office of the Head of Service and signed by Mrs A. P. Umukoro, indicated that the implementation of the new minimum wage will take effect from March 23, 2011.
According to the circular letter made available to Blank NEWS Online, the new minimum wage affects all civil servants from Grade Level 01 to Grade Level 17, with least paid worker getting N18, 900.
Prior to this new minimum wage approval, the least paid worker’s take home pay was N17, 500.
It will be recalled that Governor Uduaghan has consistently assured the State workers that his administration will implement the new minimum wage because the National Assembly has passed it into law.
With this implementation, the Governor has demonstrated his avowed interest in the welfare of workers in the State.