Workers in Sokoto State are tired of collecting stipends as minimum wage.

The workers' union have asked the state government to increase the minimum wage from 4,000 Naira to 25,000 Naira.

The chairman of the congress in the state, Aminu Umar, made this demand in Sokoto on Monday at the 2017 May Day celebration.

Umar also called for the implementation of the government circular of December 2014, on the payment of gratuity and pension to staff and medical workers in the Local Government service, like their counterparts in the state service.

The chairman, however, lauded the State Government for the payment of arrears of gratuities of more than four billion to retired civil servants at the State and Local Government service.

He also noted the regular payment of salary and pension “at a time when some workers in some states are being owed arrears of salary and pension”.