The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has claimed the terrible financial scenario which the nation exists coming to grips with will certainly no question be a figuring out consider the clamor for rise in wage by the work activity.
He likewise stated any kind of need for brand-new base pay need to remain in line with the capabilities of the government and also state federal governments to pay which would certainly look for to consult with sensible need of employees for better problems of solution.
Oyegun, who spoke with journalists in his office at the national secretariat of the APC, used the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, describing him “as a consummate manager of men” during his days at the federal civil service, where he made his mark. Speaking on the party’s position on the demand by the labour union for an increment in the minimum wage, Oyegun cautioned that any such considerations must be based on the economic realities on ground and the ability of government to pay.
It is a matter for the economy and the executive at federal and state levels who will have to consider the demand in line with their abilities to pay and of course in line with reasonable demands of workers for improved conditions of service. This wages increments must be based with the economic realities on ground, that’s, the ability to pay.
“It shouldn’t be a federal matter, state should be allowed to make their decisions based on their abilities to pay. The cost of living is not the same in every part of the country. One state has made a decision and this will tell other states to talk to their workers and let them see their ability to pay and then decide accordingly. The federal government should decide based on the reality on ground and make a decision too,” he said
Oyegun also commented on the assassination attempt on the life of the Deputy Governor of Edo State, describing the incident as absurd and unacceptable.
He warned that the party leadership would not condone rascality, adding that the national headquarters of the party would ensure free, fair and transparent primaries for the selection of its governorship candidate in the state.
“What happened in one of the local government areas of the state is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated, it is our hope that the police will get to the bottom of the matter and make sure that the offenders are brought to book. Of course, the bottom line is that whatever is happening there, the National Headquarters of the party will ensure free, fair and transparent primaries,” he said.