Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ondo workers to earn N22,000 as government commissions 290 transit vehicles

The governor also announced that 290 vehicles will be released by his government to ease transportation across the state.
Adducing reasons for his action, Mimiko said: “You will all recall that the Federal Government last August approved the payment of N18,000 as minimum wage to Nigerian workers. 
"In Ondo State, we started our own from July, and today, I want to inform you of my approval, last night, the payment of N22,000 as minimum wage in Ondo State with effect from April 2012.”
He added that the decision is borne out of his administration’s desire to make life more meaningful for its workers and the masses.

Mimiko said: “A new salary scale for workers in the health sector was introduced in the state. 
"Ondo State was the very first state in Nigeria to do so. 
"This new salary structure became necessary because of the premium government placed on the health of our people and the need to reduce mortality rate in our state.
“In the next few days, the state will hit town with 290 vehicles to ease transportation across the state.”

The governor described the peaceful industrial climate in the state since his assumption of office in 2009 as a product of the robust relationship, peaceful co-existence and understanding between the government and labour.
Mimiko lamented the delay in payment of benefits hitherto experienced by retired primary school teachers, which led to the death of 20 per cent of them.

He said his government has paid the outstanding benefits of retired primary school teachers and staff of local governments, which were liabilities of the Federal Government, acknowledging that over 20 per cent of the workers had died waiting for their claims before the state came to their rescue.

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