Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has assured employees within the state of his administration’s readiness to pay the N30,000 Federal Authorities-approved minimal wage.
The governor disclosed this in the course of the commemoration of this 12 months’s Employees’ Day celebration in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday.
Akeredolu, who spoke on the Gani Fawehinmi Arcade, venue of the occasion, emphasised that the minimal wage is just not sufficient to cater for employees’ wants, however his authorities will be sure that employees are paid the brand new wage.
Whereas noting that fee of the minimal wage is non-negotiable, he lauded the employees, significantly civil servants for the help given to his administration.
“This authorities can pay minimal wage as accepted by regulation.
“Your wage, your minimal wage is non negotiable. Your welfare is paramount to us.
“You can not work with out taking your wages.
“What you have as take home cannot even take anybody home, it is not even certain that N30,000 can take you home but wherever it carries you, we will pay.”
In the meantime, as regards excellent wage arrears and depart bonuses within the state, the governor promised to pay the employees as quickly as potential although with no particular time-frame.