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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Minimum Wage, Possible With Review Of Revenue Formula - Senator Adeola



Senator Solomon Adeola has called for a  review of the Revenue Allocation Formula by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission(RMFC) as a way of effectively implementing the recommended N30,000 minimum wage across all tiers of government.

 Adeola who supported the recommended N30,000 contained in the National Minimum Wage Bill, said the law when passed should  be implemented by all the three tiers of government, in a statement by Chief Kayode Odunaro; Media Adviser to Senator  Adeola.


The All Progressives Congress Senator(Lagos West) made this known during  his contribution at a meeting of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Minimum Wage chaired by Senator Francis AlimiKhena which considered the Minimum Wage Bill on Wednesday.

“I am in support of the recommended minimum wage as it will go a long way in cushioning the challenges faced by workers. However, there must be no excuse for non implementation by any tiers of government across the federation. 

"It is in this wise that I call on the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission to begin a process that will lead to the review of the Revenue Allocation Formula for all tiers of government to be able to pay the minimum wage when passed into law."

The Senate Committee Chairman on Local Content, also supported the sanctions contained in the bills against indolent workers, stressing that while supporting the minimum wage for workers and improve welfare packages, the Civil Service at all levels must perform at its best.

According to him, the government workers  are critical in the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.

The Senate Ad Hoc Committee is expected to submit its report for the passage of the bill to the Senate in plenary next Tuesday.


Jane Okafor, Abuja

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