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Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage in Akwa Ibom state, based on the Federal Government Negotiated Consequential adjustment percentages increase from January 2020, with one month arrears.

According to a release by the Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien the gesture is, “in fulfillment of his earlier assurances to the workers on the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage.”

The Head of Service explained that the Governor who approved the commencement of payment of the new minimum wage from this month, has also approved the increase arrears from December 2019, which is to be paid in subsequent months.

“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.”

“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.

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