The Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Enugu State Council has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for approving payment of the National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) with effect from February 2020.
We, in the Forth Estate of the realm view this development as an act of magnanimity and is hereby commended.
The Minimum wage is coming in complimentary to regular and prompt payment of workers salaries on or before 25th of every month and clearance of inherited backlog of pension arrears.
The payment of minimum wage will erase parity that had existed between federal and state civil servant in Enugu state who are common patronizers of commodity market but had different economic powers.
It is also our appeal for your kind consideration of special salary scale for media workers in the state in view of hazards and peculiar challenges in the discharge of their duties.
The NUJ in the state will continue to show cooperation to the state government in it’s discharge of duties and provision of critical infrastructure.
Sir Emeka Anyalebechi
(Chairman Caretaker Committee)
(Secretary Caretaker Committee)