The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.
As gathered, the approval has forced the labour unions in the state to abandon their earlier plans to embark on industrial action in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Ayoade, disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organised labour in Lokoja, the state capital.
Ayoade attributed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has been overcome.
The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted in the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.
In his remark, the Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, hailed the organized labour for their understanding and commitment to reaching the agreement amicably without resorting to strike action.
He described the governor as a leader who is passionate about the welfare of civil servants and would continue to give priority attention to its workforce.
Also, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Onuh Edoka said Kogi State civil servants have been brought to the same level as their counterparts in other states already implementing the new minimum wage.