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Don’t Politicise Payment Of N30,000 Minimum Wage, Disabled Urges Oyo Workers


A Physically challenged in Ibadan North Local Government area of Oyo state and convener of “Disable for Oyo Progress,” Wasiu Nurudeen on Sunday appealed to the people of the state, especially the civil servants never to allow people with political tendencies to politicise payment of N30,000 minimum wage as it is being speculated.
He said the governor of the state,  Engr. Seyi Makinde had never said he was not going to pay N30,000 but promised to dialogue with labour leaders on the modality to resolve controversies surrounding the new minimum wage scheme.
Nurudeen who spoke with reporters in Ibadan shortly after meeting with selected members of people living with disabilities, held at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba urged the people of the state to consider running of the current administration as a collective responsibility, rather than engaging in “pull him down syndrome” which according to him is the trademark of core political jobbers.
The governor of the state,  Seyi Makinde had during his innugural speech said the state could not afford to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000 recently  approved by the federal government but however said he was going to set-up a committee to dialogue with the labour leaders on the way forward, the statement which has generated different reactions in the state.
But, Nurudeen urged people to be patient with the new governor, saying people know Makinde to be a man of the masses who will never take a decision that will have negative effect on the grassroots.
He commended the governor on certain decisions he has taken so far,  especially on the proscription of the activities of the NURTW in Oyo state, saying it shows the state will continue to live in peace.
According to him, the governor had raised hope of the people with disabilities for saying a commission will be created for them in his administration, unlike what he described as many years of neglect of the phisically challenged in the state.
“We are here today to encourage our people and let them know that the new governor in Oyo state understands the plight of the people living with disability. We also try to appeal to some of our members who are civil servants to sensitise their colleagues in understanding of governor’s position on the issues of minimum wage. His position was to dialogue with union leaders on the way forward, not other way round.
“We believe the state shall enjoy it’s position as the pacesetter in the country under this administration and the people will definitely commend our governor after his eight years tenure,”he said

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