Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The governorship candidate of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), in Delta State, Dr. O’diakpor Obire, has promised to implement N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state if elected as governor in 2019.
Addressing journalists, Obire said civil servants in Delta State deserve nothing else but better living wage, promising that he will ensure an efficient and effective civil service package that will drive his development agenda.
Obire said it was the responsibility of government to pay wages regularly and promptly, insisting that no responsible government or employer gambles with the salaries of workers.
“The choice of who to govern the state is between the old and the new, between corrupt, nepotistic governance and innovative governance.
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“While I represent the new and innovative governance, the others in the race belong to the old order that must give way for us to make sustainable progress.
“I am calling for the support of both the youths and the old because we can do it when we both agree to do it.
“A lot of people have tried it and they made it and l know that with your support, we have no doubt that with their backing and support we will all walk into Government House to give Deltans what they have been yearning for.
“We have tried the old, now let us support the ‘Not Too Young To Serve’ in order to change the face of the state, where the youths will have a voice and be a beneficiary of government programs in all sectors of government,” he said.