The governor-elect of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that a committee will begin parley with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, from the first week in June to determine the extent to which government can implement not only the minimum wage, but indeed provide buffers for the workers to live decently.
OYO INSIGHT had quoted an interview where the governor-elect explained that the state is not financially okay to pay the N30,000 minimum wage.
In a release by his spokesman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde has said that states, as independent federating units, should have been allowed to determine the minimum wages of their individual states.
He said that it will be futile for the opposition to attempt to twist the implications and meaning of the interview he granted in Abuja because it will amount to selective perception
Makinde reiterated his promise that his administration will be workers’ friendly.