Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has approved the constitution of a 15- man committee to negotiate the N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustments.
The state Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau is to serve as chairman of the negotiation committee.
A memo issued by the state Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Bappayo Yahaya, indicates that the committee is mandated to look into the possibility of implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage as it affects the Core Civil Servants and others in the state. It is also to determine the consequential adjustments for Core Civil Servants on GL. 07-17 and others.
Members of the Dr. Manassah Jatau committee include: Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo, Hon. Commissioner,
Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs; Mohammed Gambo Magaji, Hon. Commissioner,
Ministry of Finance; Dr. Ishiaku Mohammed,
Budget, Planning and Development Partners Coordination; Yusuf Daudu Kaltungo, Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reform and Barr. Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed, Permanent Secretary/Solicitor General, Ministry of Justice.
Others are: Muhammad Buba G., State Auditor General; Aliyu Mahdi Mele, Auditor General for Local Government; Mohammed Seyoji Jibril, Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Service Matters Department and Umar Babagoro Bello, Permanent Secretary/Accountant General.
Also to serve on the committee are Mohammed Manu Malala, Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission;
Joint Public Service Negotiation Council (JNC); Representative of Federal Ministry of Labour And Productivity; Dr. James Madi, Director, Hospital Services while Barr. Caleb Ubale, Special Adviser, Legal Matters will serve as Secretary
The committee is given the mandate to co-opt any persons deemed suitable for the successful conduct of the committee’s assignment.
Ismaila Uba Misilli
Senior Special Assistant
( Media and Publicity)