Abiodun assures labour of more palliatives
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has assured labour unions and residents that his administration will ameliorate economic hardships caused by the fuel subsidy removal.
The governor stated this on Wednesday while responding to the demands of the labour unions who were on a peaceful protest to the governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Abiodun, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, said the state government had never taken the welfare and well-being of the people of the state for granted.
He said, “What we are waiting for are the resolutions of the meeting between the Federal Government and the labour unions.
“As soon as a decision is reached, we can then take it up from there. We are not unaware of the momentary pains that come with fuel subsidy removal.”
Presenting a letter to the governor, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, and his counterpart in the Trade Union Congress, Hammed Ademola and Akeem Lasisi, respectively, highlighted some of their demands to include immediate implementation of the resolutions jointly signed by the labour congress, government and TUC, immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of government on the recent hike in the price of fuel, school fees and Value Added Tax, as well as fixing the local refineries, among other things.
They pleaded with the state government to act fast on their requests for the overall interest of the people in the state.