The Oyo State Government will be meeting Labour tomorrow (Monday) to open up discussions on the modalities for implementing the new minimum wage.
President Muhammad Buhari on April 18, 2019 approved and signed the new minimum wage bill into law for immediate implementation.
According to the State’s Information Commissioner, Toye Arulogun, government had opened its doors for negotiation on the minimum wage in response to an earlier letter from the labour union.
While congratulating the newly elected officers of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, led by Titilola Sodo as chairman, in an election which held at Adamasingba Stadium, Arulogun said that the labour and the state had agreed to meet on Monday on how to implement the new wage.
He commended the union for a peaceful transition from one leadership to another on the same day Governor Abiola Ajimobi inaugurated a first-of-its kind joint transition Committee to midwife the handing and taking over of the reins of government in the state.
The commissioner commended the state chapter of the NLC for its cooperation with the government in the last eight years of the Ajimobi administration.
“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, Senator 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 Waheed Olojede for the cooperation and support given to the Governor Ajimobi administration. They appreciated government efforts in deploying 100percent 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,” he said.
Akinremi Feyisipo, Ibadan.