The Senator representing Lagos West, Solomon Adeola, on Wednesday said the Revenue Allocation Formula should be reviewed by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission to pave way for effective implementing of the recommended N30, 000 minimum wage across all tiers of government.
Adeola, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, stated this in 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 proposed by the Federal Government.
The Senator, who supported the recommended N30, 000 contained in the National Minimum Wage Bill, noted the law when passed must be implemented by all the three tiers of government.
He said: “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 Lagos West Senator also supported the sanctions contained in the bills for indolent workers noting that while supporting the minimum wage for workers and improve welfare packages, the Civil Service at all levels must perform at its best as they 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 on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.