Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has approved the payment of the New National Minimum Wage to civil servants in the state.
A statement signed by the State Head of Service, Elder Effiong Essien and made available to Platinum.ng on the eve of Tuesday, January 21, regarding the payment approval reads:
“In fulfillment of his earlier assurances to the workers on the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage. His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has adopted and approved the payment of the New Minimum Wage in Akwa Ibom State with the Federal Government Negotiated Consequential adjustment percentages increase with effect from January, 2020”.
The letter states that Governor Emmanuel has also directed the backdating of the pay to include December 2019.
“His Excellency, the Governor in his usual magnanimity has also approved one (1) month arrears of the New Minimum Wage to be paid in subsequent months, after January”.
“In effect, with the payment of the approved one (1) month arrears, payment of the new minimum wage in Akwa Ibom State covers December, 2019”.
“The State Government hereby appreciates the workers for their patience and understanding and urges them to reciprocate this gesture with dedication to duty, to fast-track the actualization of the completion agenda”.