2022MayDay: Monitor Unfair Trade Practices Of Investors In Ogun -Labour Charges Abiodun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, May 1, 2022

2022MayDay: Monitor Unfair Trade Practices Of Investors In Ogun -Labour Charges Abiodun

Organized Labour has charged  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State to closely monitor the unfair trade practices ot of some Investors operating in the state even as it commended his administration for attracting foreign Investment and creating more employment opportunities for teeming jobless Nigerians 

Chairman of the State Council of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Abimbola Bankole gave the charge on Sunday during the celebration of the 2022 May Day at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta, the state capital

"NLC urged government to closely monitor the activities of some of these investors, apart from tax evasion, some of them are engaged in unfair trade practices",Bankole urged 

"Labour however commended the strategic and bold step of the current Administration in the state at attracting both local and foreign investments to our state in its bid to create employment opportuniy and enhance the economic prosperity of the state,”he stated 

The State NLC Chairman praised the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration
for making “life more meaningful to both the active workers and retirees in the state”, while at the same time asking him to do more .

On the State Government's Strategic Transportation Master Plan, the Labour leader “appreciated the giant stride and resourcefulness” of the Administration in “developing a workable transport master plan for the state and the launch of Gateway Bus Pilot Scheme recently,” and expressed the hope that the scheme would be extended to all parts of the state.”

On insecurity in the country, the NLC Chairman remarked: “We commend the effort of the state government in the provision of logistics and operational materials to security agencies in the state, we call on security agencies to reciprocate the gesture of state government by ensuring proper deployment utilization of these equipment.”

Also speaking, Chairman of the State Council of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Ogun State Council, Comrade Akeem Abiodun Lasisi, urged the government to “do everything possible to increase the the quarterly release of of N500 million.to clear the backlog of gratuities for the State Pensioners

“If the past government had started the remission of N500million quarterly as being done by your government, the backlog might have been either completely offset or minimally reduced by now. So, we commend your government for being humane, but we seek an upward review of the amount so remitted quarterly.”, he stated
The TUC State Chairman said “Prince Dapo Abiodun has “excelled where the provision of public infrastructures, vis-à-vis road construction, the recently launched pilot scheme of public rapid bus transportation system, and sundry worker-friendly initiatives, moves and policies are concerned “.

“Yes, kudos must be given to the government for releasing the promotion letters for the 2018 and 2019 promotion exercise of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies against the old practice
whereby some sectors, most especially the teaching sector would be considered last or not even considered at all in the scheme of things. This indicated you are conscious of the fact that promotion exercises are statutory rights of workers.”, Lasisi added 

“The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria wishes to appreciate His Excellency for the upward review of the budgetary allocation to car refurbishment and motorcycle loans for senior and junior civil servants from N100,000 to N200,000 and N40,000 to N80,000 respectively. This new piece of cheering news was transmitted to all concerned MDAs in a circular dated 22nd April, 2022. In spite of the downturn in the economy, our Governor has decided to be fair and just
We say a loud thank you sir”

“Labour is not unaware that the global economy, and in particular that of Nigeria has suffered some blows since the COVID-19 pandemic broke and the associated recession all of which have affected funds available to governments. In fact, the state government is commended for keeping faith with the state workforce even in the face of the hard bitting economic recession by not downsizing nor embarking on salary cuts as done in other states as that would have thrown many breadwinners out of jobs, and their children thereby facing untold hardships.”he further commended 

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