Anambra State Government And Organized Labour Meet, Address Seven Point Issues Raised

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By Christian ABURIME

Anambra State government and leaders of the organized Labour Union in the state met at the Executive Chamber, Government House, Awka where the seven issues raised by labour were addressed.

Governor Chukwuma Soludo and other top government officials met and addressed all the issues at an over three hour meeting behind closed doors.

Addressing the Press, the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Union, Comrade Humphrey Nwafor explained that Governor Soludo has suspended the contributory pension scheme and set up a committee to take up the matter, with a view to investigating the money deductions, why they were made and report back within eight weeks.

On the minimum wage and wage award, Comrade Nwafor stated that the Governor also set up a committee to look into it and report back within three months, saying that Anambra minimum wage is based on take-home which implies that the state is compliant in paying the minimum wage in accordance with the provision of the law.

Comrade Nwafor added that issues surrounding Ndị Olu Microfinance bank is already being addressed by a committee set up by the state government, stressing that their report is being expected by May, 31, 2024.

He noted that the Governor assured to announce the composition of membership of the Civil Service Commission and judicial Service Commission in a matter of hours, announcing that the Governor also approved that a land be designated to build the Organized Labour Union Secretariat.

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The state chairman of TUC, Comrade Chris Ogbonna also concurred with the statement made by the NLC State chairman, Comrade Humphrey Nwafor

Government officials present at the press briefing include the Secretary of State to the Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Head of Service, Barrister Theodora Okwy Igwegbe, Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake and her Finance counterpart, Mr Izuchukwu Okafor and Special Adviser on legal matters, Barrister Tochukwu Nweke among others

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