The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has directed the Head of Service (HoS) in the state to commence the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants from Grade Level 1 to Grade Level 6 in the state with immediate effect.
The implementation of the payment of the minimum wage forms part of resolutions of the interim agreement between the state government and labour leaders in the state.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Terver Akase , on Tuesday, said that Ortom gave the directive shortly after a meeting with labour leaders in the state on Tuesday.
The governor had also ,in addition, expressed his appreciation towards the organised labour for their understanding and reaffirmed his commitment to the implementation of the agreement.
The statement also noted that Ortom assured Benue workers that his administration would continue to give priority to the welfare of workers as well as work towards addressing other challenges of development in the state.