We’re ready to pay new minimum wage, says Gov Okowa

We’re ready to pay new minimum wage, says Gov Okowa

- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa says he has no problem paying the new minimum wage

- The governor stated this while hosting labour leaders in Asaba

- The governor joins a long list of state chief executives across the country willing to take the decision

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state says his government is ready to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage.

The governor said his administration will kick-start the process immediately the federal government and organised labour finalise negotiations.

The governor made the statement on Wednesday, October 9 when the new executive council members of Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the state visited him.

He urged the organized labour in the state to always disseminate appropriate information to the workers to engender industrial harmony in the polity.

He told the labour leaders that if they worked hard and made their mark, the people would recognise and appreciate them.

“There has to be a lot of partnership between government and workers; when the partnership is real, the people will enjoy the benefits of government,” he said.

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Earlier, chairman of TUC in the state, Comrade Martins Bolum, had thanked the governor for his numerous achievements in governance and pledged that trade unions would help in enlightening workers on government activities.

“You are a man of the people and we are ready to partner your administration for the people to get the best,” he stated.

Governor Okowa recently rewarded 12 teachers in Delta with cars and cash for their outstanding performances in the state.

The governor's gesture was in commemoration of the 2019 World Teachers’ Day and the recipients of the awards were principals, headteachers and classroom teachers at primary and secondary school levels.

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