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The Ogun state government has finally agreed with the organised labour to pay N30,500 as the minimum wage to workers in the state eight weeks after the Negotiation committee was constituted.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the government and the organised labour reached an agreement on Tuesday night after hours of deliberation.
It was learnt that the agreement was duly signed between the representatives of the organised labour in the state led by the Chairman of the Joint Negotiation Committee Chairman Comrade Folorunsho Olanrewaju and the Head of Service, Tpl (Mrs.) Amope Chokor, who led the government delegation.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that both parties agreed on the consequential adjustment of 27 percent for grade level 07, GL 08 (20%), GL 09 (19%), GL 10 to 14 (15%) and GL 15 to 17 (14%).
Speaking after signing the MOU, the Head of Service commended the Organised Labour for their support and understanding within the past eight weeks of negotiation.
Chokor also appreciated the Governor for the good gesture which she claimed would spur the workers to be more productive and efficient in their service delivery to the people of the State.
She said, “we thank God for the past eight weeks and finally, we have agreed with the labour and we thank his Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, for approving #30,500 minimum wage for workers.
“We believe that this good gesture of Government will make our workers to be more productive and efficient, and it will translate to more effective service delivery in the State; so that the people can benefit from it.”
Speaking on behalf of Organised Labour, the JNC chairman thanked the Governor for taking the bold step in approving the minimum wage.
He also charged the workers in the state to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to bring more wealth to Ogun State.
On his part, the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole said that the agreement was signed in the interest of the workers of the State after they considered its affordability and sustainability.
Also present at the meeting include Comrade Bunmi Fajobi of Trade Union Congress and Comrade Olusegun Adebiyi, Secretary JNC.
Other Labour Leaders include; Comrade Akeem Lasisi of ASUSS , Comrade Roseline Solarin of NANNM, Comrade Ayuba Olatunji of NULGE, Comrade Titi Adebanjo of NUT, Comrade Ademola Hameed of NUAAE and Comrade Isa Olude of ASCSN