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Gombe government suspends N30,000 minimum wage, cuts political appointees’ salaries over COVID-19



Gombe State Government has suspended payment of the N30,000 minimum wage following dwindling finances due to the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy.

The state Deputy Governor, Mr. Manassah Jatau, disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing on Saturday in Gombe.

He said that the decision was taken after consultation with the standing committee on minimum wage and relevant stakeholders.

According to him, the new minimum wage suspension is with effect from March 2020.

“The minimum wage increment and its consequential adjustments adopted by the state have been suspended until when the economy of the state improves.

Mr Mohammed Musa, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on civil servants to remain calm and appreciate the current situation, the state government had found itself.

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