May Day: Delta workers boo Oborevwori over minimum wage 

Delta state workers Wednesday booed the state governor, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori, for his inability to make statement on the new minimum wage.

The workers’ grievances got to a peak when the governor finished his address without making reference to the new minimum wage, which the workers had earlier discussed with him.

The workers, who converged for the May day celebration at the cenotaph, Asaba, state capital lost their temper, shouted the Governor Oborevwori down with “No, no, no, we no gree, pay us our minimum wage!” after the governor insisted that the workers should not cajole him.

In attempt to bring the situation under control, the governor appealed to the workers to calm down but to no avail.

Earlier, the state NLC chairman, Comrade Good luck Ofobruku, said it was an undeniable fact that one of the greatest fallouts of subsidy removal is hyper inflation. 

According to him, “We are making a passionate appeal to the state government for the restoration of the wage award to Delta workforce, which was stopped after three months, pending the completion of minimum wage negotiations, to cushion the effect of the current harsh economy across the country.”