"Oyo State Can’t Afford N30,000 Minimum Wage" - Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

1 year ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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Seyi Makinde, the new Governor of Oyo State, has told civil servants in the state not to expect immediate payment of the new minimum wage.

Makinde said this while giving his inauguration speech after being sworn-in to take the reins as Governor of the state.

He also said he would reduce the government overheads while increasing the efficiency in tax collection.

“Recently, the Federal Government announced a new salary scheme in which the lowest cadre of civil servants are expected to earn at least N30,000.
“I know how access to this type of money will improve the lives of many of the families that I have had direct contact with,” Makinde said.

He continued, “With the way the Oyo state account currently stands, I will be deceiving you if I said we are capable of taking on this burden.

“I believe in true federalism. I believe the states should decide the minimum wage of their workforce based on individual realities.

“All states are not created equal, so it is against the principle of fairness to apply a blanket rule to govern them all.”

-- manager1603 (m) at 30-05-2019 03:28PM
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What a way to start!
-- kaposky Online (m) at 30-05-2019 03:31PM
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-- kp45 (m) at 30-05-2019 03:51PM
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Bunch of failure in the system
-- tonyigho (m) at 30-05-2019 04:56PM
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If u can't pay the 30k then you resign your position n allow who can do it to come in.
-- Doyourworst (m) at 30-05-2019 05:53PM
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Hard times ahead. Chai.
-- Baye77 Online (m) at 30-05-2019 09:43PM
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Then resign and gedifok out of that place!Just getout already!
-- james987 (m) at 31-05-2019 12:22AM
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Step aside. What is wrong with this people? First I want rule by force,after that,there in complains comes in.  Sooo incompetent.