Rivers LGA Chairman Distances Self from ALGON’s Suit Against Minimum Wage Increase

Rivers LGA Chairman Distances Self from ALGON’s Suit Against Minimum Wage Increase

The Executive Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area in Rivers State, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Enyiada Cookey-Gam, has publicly distanceds himself from a reported lawsuit filed by the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Rivers State Chapter, challenging the immediate promotion and implementation of a thirty thousand naira minimum wage for local government workers in the state.

Rt. Hon. Enyiada Cookey-Gam (Chairman Opobo/Nkoro LGA)

In a statement he personally signed, Dr. Cookey-Gam expressed doubts about the authenticity of the reported lawsuit and clarified that he was not involved in any efforts to contest the decision of the state government regarding the minimum wage increase.

Stressing his commitment to supporting policies aimed at improving the welfare of local government workers, Dr. Enyiada Cookey-Gam commended Governor Fubara for his compassionate leadership, particularly for increasing the pay for civil servants despite the prevailing economic challenges.

The Opobo/Nkoro LGA Chairman affirmed his dedication to implementing state policies that prioritize the well-being of local government employees, pledging to adhere strictly to such directives under his administration.

Signed by Rt. Hon. (Dr) Enyiada Cookey-Gam, the statement reassured the public of the chairman’s alignment with the state government’s initiatives geared towards enhancing the lives of local government workers.

The declaration comes amidst discussions surrounding the implementation of the new minimum wage in Rivers State, with stakeholders closely monitoring developments to ensure equitable treatment for workers across various sectors.

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