Chairman of Senate Committee on Local Content, Solomon Adeola, has called for the review of revenue allocation formula by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMFC), as a way of effectively implementing the recommended N30,000 minimum.
Making his contribution during a meeting of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Minimum Wage, chaired by Senator Francis AlimiKhena, to consider the Minimum Wage Bill, Adeola supported the recommended N30,000 contained in the national minimum wage bill, adding, however, that the law, when passed, must be implemented by all the three tiers of government.
“I’m in support of the recommended minimum wage as it will go a long way in cushioning the challenges being faced by workers. However, there must be no excuse for non-implementation by any tier of government.
The senator supported the sanctions contained in the bills for indolent workers, stressing that while supporting the minimum wage for workers and improved welfare packages, the civil service, at all levels, must perform at its best, as it is critical in the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.
“It is in this wise that I call on the RMFC 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,” he said.
The ad hoc committee is expected to submit its report for the passage of the bill to the senate in plenary next Tuesday.