Minimum Wage: Oyo Govt And Labour Leaders To Commence Negotiations


The Oyo State government has affirmed readiness to begins negotiations on just approved #30,000 minimum wage with the state Union Leaders as from Monday 29th of April, 2019, Westerndailynews confirmed.

In a press statement
issued by the State’s Information Commissioner, Mr. Toye Arulogun, he said, the Oyo State government had received the letter sent by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state and made it known that the state government is ready to begins negotiation on the payment in next view days.

According to a statement by Mr. Toye Arulogun, commended the state Labour Union for a successful union election and sent an appreciation message to the state chapter of the NLC for its cooperation with the government in the last eight years of the Abiola Ajimobi administration.

He said, “The Oyo State Government is impressed with the hitch free elections of the NLC and the peaceful leadership transition which is in tandem with the ideals of the Ajimobi administration on a day when the Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola  Ajimobi inaugurated the joint transition committee comprising of top government officials and the nominees of the Governor – Elect.”

“We commend the immediate past executive of the union led by Comrade Waheed Olojede for the cooperation and support given to the Governor Ajimobi administration. They appreciated government efforts in deploying 100% of the state’s Federal Allocation to pay workers’ salary which has helped in the regular payment of salaries despite the economic downturn in the country.

 “We urge the new leadership of the union to replicate same understanding with the in-coming governor and his team as governance is a continuum. More importantly, it is significant that the Ajimobi administration has offset the seven months salaries backlog of state workers and will endeavour to pay May Salary before this administration leaves on May 28, 2019,”

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