Governor Makinde constitutes committee to review minimum wage

Governor Makinde constitutes committee to review minimum wage

Oyo state government has constituted a committee to review the thirty thousand naira minimum wage to meet up with present-day economic realities as a result of the subsidy removal.

Announcing the committee at a meeting which was convened at the instance of Governor Makinde at the Executive Chambers Governor’s Office, Agodi secretariat, Ibadan, the governor said the team had a mandate to agree on the new wage and increase the internally generated revenue.

On the government side are the head of service, permanent secretary service matters, PS Establishment, PS finance, Accountant General, director service matters and the chairman association of senior staff.

From the organised labour side are Nigeria Labour Congresa, NLC,Trade Union Congress, TUC, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, National Union of Local government Employees NULGE,Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Joint Health Sector Union, JOHEASU, Joint Negotiating Council JNC and Nigeria Union of Pensioners,NUP.

Speaking at the forum, Governor Makinde tasked the committee on new minimum wage that would move the state forward reminding the labour that the economy of the state is fragile.

Governor Makinde who maintained that that there was no trust deficit between government and the labour in the state said his administration is poised to increase IGR to give the state leverage to do better in terms of meeting the needs of the people.

Earlier, Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress in the state, Mr Kayode Martins, who led the organised labour said the review of the new wage is long overdue lamenting the hardship being experienced by Nigeria workers since fuel subsidy was halted.

Mr Martins however appealed to federal governmet to thread with caution in handling the issue of subsidy removal.

The committee has 8 weeks to carry out its duties

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.