Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of has said that his government was committed to paying the Thirty thousand Naira (N30, 000) minimum wage for civil servants in the state.
The governor revealed that the process for payment of the new minimum wage had already begun with some negotiations between the state government and organised labour unions.
This information was disclosed on Thursday 2nd January, 2020, while speaking during a special prayer to mark the first working day of year 2020 in the state capital, Akure.
He further said that, “Organised labour and government have been having discussions and negotiations and we are fine-tuning our conclusions to ensure that we come up with most acceptable and sustainable salary structure considering the financial strength of the state.
I wish to assure you that payment of the new minimum wage would commence as soon as the on-going discussion and negotiations are concluded.
Sunday-Adeleye Oluwole, the Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress in Ondo state, confirmed the development in a statement.
He said, Ondo State Government set up negotiation team in November last year, negotiation is ongoing but no agreement has been attained with the government.