The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Osun State chapter, has denied the reports in the media that the state government is yet to commence the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to its workers.
A statement issued on Friday by the state NLC Chairman, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, described the reports as malicious and misleading.
He said there was no time during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC in Abuja where implementation of minimum wage was mentioned.
The statement read: “Attention of Osun State NLC has been drawn to some reports in some newspapers that the state was mentioned among the states in the country that are yet to implement the new minimum wage during the last CWC/ NEC-in-Session in Abuja, between the 17th and 18th of February 2021.
“The reports are not only malicious but misleading because the State Council of NLC was duly represented at the meeting and there was no time that states that had not started the implementation of minimum wage was mentioned. This is verifiable through the communique released at the end of the NEC-in-Session.
“Also, it is glaring that Osun State is among the few states in the Federation where the minimum wage has been implemented since November 2020.
“Therefore, the reports should be discarded and thrown into the dust bin because it does not emanate from the National Headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress.
“The workers in the state appreciate the government for approving the minimum wage and annual salary increment.
“The state has moved beyond the issue of minimum wage for now and we are awaiting other largess promised the workers via the agreements signed between the government and joint labour force in the state.
“We shall continue to appreciate all the good workers in the state for their support, perseverance and commitment during the time past.”