By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
ASABA—AHEAD of the 2019 general election, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council, has advised Nigerians to vote for candidates disposed to restructuring of the country, so as to ensure true fiscal federalism and the rule of law.
It also urged the Federal Government to implement the expected new minimum wage by the end of the third quarter of 2018 as agreed with Labour to alleviate the suffering of workers in the country.
The union, in a communique at the end of its monthly congress, urged Nigerians to ensure that politicians seeking re-election are considered based on their track record of performance and public trust.
The communiqué by Chairman of the state council, Mr Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Mr Churchill Oyowe, said the congress “Viewed the N18,000 minimum wage as the perpetration of poverty in the country.
“Further delay and politicising of the increment of the minimum wage to N65,500 as requested by labour willl be the height of insensitivity by the leadership of the country.”
Commending Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the state for putting an end to the union’s land litigation, it lauded the state government “for the massive construction work going on simultaneously in different parts of the state.”