The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State Chapter, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde to implement the new N30,000 minimum wage.
The party’s Publicity Secretary in the State, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olatunde, said that Oyo State Government had no excuse for not implementing the new minimum wage as other States had begun to pay the recommended sum.
In a New Year message, he said, “APC Oyo State would like to remind Oyo State Governor, H. E. Engr Seyi Makinde to walk his talk by fulfilling his campaigning promise that Oyo State workers deserve more than the national minimum wage of N30,000.
” We believe that if Ekiti, Kaduna, Lagos and a host of other APC states had started payment of the new national minimum wage, nothing stops Oyo State Government from paying it, after all, we are the pacesetter state.”
He spoke also on the sacked local government council chairmen and councilors, and on the need to respect the rule of law.
“It gladdens one to read that H. E. Engr. Seyi Makinde being quoted to have said that he would not be ashamed to reverse himself where he erred, hence our advice to the governor to consider toeing the line of nobility and statesmanship by allowing the sacked elected local government chairmen and councilors to exercise their mandate.
“Allowing the elected officials to exercise their mandate does not diminish your power as the Chief Executive of Oyo State but would rather cast you to the league of celebrated global brands like Nelson Mandela, Pandit Nehru and Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory, whose legacies immortalized them.” He said.
The message continued, “Moreover, we want to remind H. E. Engr. Seyi Makinde to fulfill his electoral promise of employment generation for the multitude of our jobless graduates because they are the first security risk factor
“Also, we want to remind H.E, Engr Seyi Makinde that the good people of Oyo State were promised six (6) months to have a 100% takeover of LAUTECH during your gubernatorial campaign.
“Finally, as we enter the year 2020, we would advise H.E, Engr Seyi Makinde to face Governance squarely because the clocks are ticking away and the day of reckoning is near.
“Oyo State people do not deserve less than optimal performance in Governance in the year 2020.
“On behalf of the leader of the APC in Oyo State, H.E, Sen Abiola Ajimobi, the state Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke, the state executive members and all APC members in Oyo State, we wish the good people of Oyo State the very best in the new year 2020.
“APC Oyo State urged the people to take more than passing interest in the governance of the State via the formulation and implementation of policy frameworks that affect their daily lives.”