Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Thursday said God preserved his life for the purpose of serving the state better.
The Governor, who got emotional while giving thanks to God for sparing his life, thanked God for his preservation and blessings in the outgone year 2019.
Governor Akeredolu addressed Public service workers in the state on the occasion of the first working day Prayer meeting for the Year 2020, which held at the premises of the Governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure.
He declared that his administration is ready to pay the new Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000) minimum wage as soon as the ongoing negotiation between the Organised Labour and the State Government is concluded.
The Governor said the state is among the very few states already discussing the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Arakunrin Akeredolu said: ”The Organised Labour and Government have been having discussions and negotiations, and we are fine-tuning our conclusions to ensure that we come up with the most acceptable and sustainable salary structure, considering the financial strength of the State.
I wish to assure you that payment of the new wage would commence as soon as the on-going discussion and negotiation are concluded.“