…Seeks Patience, Understanding Over Minimum Wage
By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has reiterated that workers are critical to national growth, stressing that whatever developmental mileages the administration has made across sectors are linked to the workforce.
Speaking at the 2021 commemoration of the annual May Day in Ilorin, the Governor also reassured Kwara workers of his administration’s commitment to improving their well-being despite the dwindling revenue amid the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor, who was represented by the Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Oluwole described the labour as integral component of successive government and a determining factor in the attainment of good governance commended them for adding value and for being committed to the growth of Kwara.
He commended the labour force, especially the front line health workers for their sacrifices during the public health crisis.
He also said his government is revitalising the economy through heavy investments in farming and agribusiness, and creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to grow.
He said his administration is working round the clock to build a stronger economic base for the state, the Governor added: “It is time to think out of the box and explore our comparative advantages by investing in agribusiness and new skills to give Kwara State an edge.
On the consequential adjustment component of the minimum wage, the Governor sought patience and understanding of the union particularly in the light of the current economic realities.