Federal civil servants in Oyo state on Tuesday commended the Federal Government and leaders of the labour unions over agreed new minimum wage.
A cross section of the workers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan said the successful meeting of the tripartite committee, set up to arrive at an agreeable minimum wage, was appreciated.
Peter Ojelakin, a staff of the National Population Commission, NPC, said good welfare package was the wish of every civil servant, adding that a dedicated worker would not have interest in embarking on strike.
”So, the suspension of the strike that supposed to begin today is a good development,” he said.
Rasheed Abdulwahab expressed happiness over the agreement the labour reached with the government but noted that increase in wages, might lead to inflation, a development he said called for improved nation economy to cope with such increase wage bill.
He, however, called on workers to justify the salary increase by putting in their best to ensure the desired improvement in the social and economic development of the country.
Dojutelegan Lekan, a surveyor at the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, commended government for shifting ground on its earlier proposed N24, 000.
Mr Lekan urged civil servants to be more diligent and committed to their duties, saying that optimum performance of civil servants would enable government to pay the new minimum wage with ease.