Delta sets up seven-man committee to engage labour on minimum wage
Delta State Government has constituted a seven-man committee to work with the organised labour towards implementing the new minimum wage for the state public service.
It said that discussion with the Labour should commence in earnest so that a mutually agreeable scheme based on the new minimum wage would be developed for the benefit of the state workers.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oghenero Orovwuje, said the SSG, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, noted that the committee was set up to actualise Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s consistent promise of paying as soon as the Federal Government gives its approval.
The SSG, who inaugurated the committee on behalf of Okowa, said: “The governor was passionate about the well-being of public servants in the state, hence he directed that discussion with labour should commence in earnest so that a mutually agreeable scheme based on the new minimum wage would be developed for the benefit of Delta State workers.”
Apart from Ebie, who doubles as the chairman of the committee, other members include the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Olorogun David Edebvie; the Delta State Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko and Sir Fidelis Tilije.
The rest are Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor, Prof. Sylvester Monye; Commissioner for Finance, Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Dame Nkem Okwuofu; Chairman, Local Government Bureau for Pensions, Mr. Ben Igo and Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr. Jerome Morka, who is to serve as the secretary to the committee.
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