By Matthew Ayo, Delta
Governor Okowa says the Delta state government would implement the new minimum wage.
The Governor of Delta State has said his administration is ready to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage once the Federal Government and organised labour finalise negotiations.
Okowa urged the organised labour to always spread appropriate information to the workers for industrial harmony in the polity.
The Governor stated this in Asaba when the new executive council members of Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the state paid him a visit.
He expressed the belief that for the society to progress, there should be peace in the work place.
“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. So, organised labour should disseminate necessary information to workers to boost the partnership between workers and government.
“We need to re-assure Deltans and the working class that we will do our best to uplift the standard of living and ensure development in the state,” Okowa said.
Martins Bolum, the chairman of TUC in the state, appreciated the governor for his numerous achievements, and pledged that trade unions would help in enlightening workers on government’s activities.