Convener of Disable for Oyo Progress and a Physically challenged in Ibadan North Local Government area of Oyo State, Mr Wasiu Nurudeen on Sunday asked Civil servants in the state to be patient with Governor Seyi Makinde on the implementation and payment of the N30,000 minimum wage.
Mr Nurudeen stated this while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan after meeting with selected members of people living with disabilities held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba
He cautioned that civil servants in -Oyo state should resist the temptation of being used by people with political tendencies to politicise payment of N30,000 minimum wage as it is being speculated.
According to Nurudeen, Governor Makinde had never disclosed that his administration will not pay the newly approved N30,000 but rather promised to engage in dialogue with labour leaders on the modality to resolve the issue of the new wage scheme.
The Convener of Disable for Oyo Progress stressed that there is the need for the people of the state to consider running of the current administration as a collective responsibility, rather than engaging in “pull him down syndrome” which according to him is the trademark of core political jobbers.
He maintained that the people of Oyo state knows Governor Makinde to be a man of the masses who will never take a decision that will have negative effect on the grassroots.
Nurudeen lauded the governor on steps taken so far, especially on the proscription of the activities of the NURTW in Oyo state, saying it shows the state will continue to live in peace.
Speaking further, he stressed that Governor Makinde had raised hope of the people with disabilities in the state for saying a commission will be created for them in his administration, unlike what he described as many years of neglect of the physically challenged in the state.
“We are here today to encourage our people and let them know that the new governor in Oyo state understands the plight of the people living with disability. We also try to appeal to some of our members who are civil servants to sensitise their colleagues in understanding of governor’s position on the issues of minimum wage. His position was to dialogue with union leaders on the way forward, not other way round. We believe the state shall enjoy it’s position as the pacesetter in the country under this administration and the people will definitely commend our governor after his eight years tenure,” he said.