The labour leaders comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and Joint Negotiating Council, JNC have rejected in all entirety any attempt to deny Local Government of funds in the State of Osun initiated by the opposition party in the state
In a press statement jointly signed by the trio of Comrade Bayo Adejumo, Comrade Jacob Adekomi and Comrade Adekola Adebowale of JNC, NLC and TUC respectively said the sole aim of the selfish plaintiff who are believed to be a member of the opposition party in the state is to get a judicial pronouncement ordering statutory federal government agencies to withhold the statutory allocation and funds to all the local government in the state of Osun through the Federal Ministry of Finance over the creation of LCDAs and area offices by the state government.
â€œOn this ugly and sad development, we wish to state categorically and unequivocally that we are going to use all means legally available to resist any calculated attempt to strangulate local government administration for political scores.
The labour leaders further revealed that the simple inference deduced from the proponents of these dastardly wicked beings on these grave procedural processes is that all cadres of workers and retiree in all the local governments and LCDAs will not be able to access or collect their salaries forthwith. This will definitely lead to a total shut down of operational and economic administration at all levels of the local government ranging from primary schools and primary healthcare centres. It must be stated that those behind this ploy have once again demonstrated their nonchalant attitude towards the plight and welfare of the defenceless and peace-loving workers of the state of Osun, they said.
They advised persons or group of people fighting against developmental programmes and policies of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to stop dragging the ranks and files of the workers into the ongoing political tussle towards the forthcoming local government election.
â€œWe shall remain resolute in our firm belief and conviction to continuously support the genuine quest by this present Aregbesola administration to develop the state, as such, we shall not be silent on our stand to continue to fight relentlessly for an all-round improved welfare package for all workers in the state of Osun, with the determined proposition that all outstanding salaries arising from the modulated structure will be paid in due course, this we shall pursue to a logical conclusion.â€
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