Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Victor Ochei FNSE, has called for a review of the present revenue sharing formula which he claims is unfair and impedes development at state and local government levels.
Ochei identified inequitable distribution of resources as a major obstacle to the effective implementation of the minimum wage structure in the country.
The Speaker who made the assertion while delivering a paper, titled Minimum Wage and the Enhancement of Productivity in the Public Service at the 2012 University of Ibadan Alumni Association Annual Distinguishes Public Service Lecture in Asaba, also called for the upward review of the present revenue sharing formula.
He called on state governments to look inward and find ways of harnessing the copious human and natural resources, which every state is endowed with.
Hon. Ochei also recommended cutting down basic running cost and checkmating corruption, factors that have continually imposed negative impact on their finances.
The legislator equally counselled civil servants to embrace a more positive and proactive approach to services they render.
This according to him will not only justify the present national minimum wage and the demand for future increases, but also engendering the creation of wealth for the state.