The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared that his administration would support the implementation of the new minimum wage in the state.
Governor Akeredolu stated this on Thursday during the swearing in ceremony of the new executives of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Akure.
Akeredolu who was represented by the Head of Service, Mr. Toyin Akinkuotu said, “We are not against the new minimum wage and if we are not against it, we are in support.
He however pleaded with the federal government to urgently review the revenue formula to enable state and local governments in the Country to pay the new wage.
“Our prayer is that federal government should look into the revenue allocation Sharing formula, by giving more money to states and local governments to enable them implement the new minimum wage”, he added.
While congratulating the new NLC Chairman in Ondo state, Comrade Oluwole Adeleye Sunday and other Executives, the Governor who commended the organised and peaceful conduct of the election and advised workers to cooperate with the new executive to protect their interest always.