Governor Seyi Makinde deserves commendation for signing the agreement on the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for the state’s workers, the Oyo State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said.
According to NLC Chairman in Oyo, Bayo Titilayo-Sodo, the signing was a welcome development and pleasing to hear for the affected workers.
Speaking on Friday, the NLC boss noted, “It was a joint agreement and I must tell you it was a good development that we are able to agree to the implementation of the national minimum wage for our workers.
“It is the first time in the history of the state that agreement would be reached without any breakdown of talks, intimidation or harassment of any form.
“I also have to inform you, and indeed our members that the agreement stipulated review from time to time depending on some variables such as income generation, productivity, among others.”
With the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30, 000 by the Federal Government, with effect from April 2019, other states have continued to follow suit.
Since his inauguration on May 29, 2019, Makinde has been commended across the country for initiating and implementing various people-oriented programmes in Oyo.