Ogun Workers Will Only Be Happy With 2024 Budget If .... Says NLC Chairman ..Tasks Gov. Abiodun To Do More In Education, Industry, Health, Others - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, December 3, 2023

Ogun Workers Will Only Be Happy With 2024 Budget If .... Says NLC Chairman ..Tasks Gov. Abiodun To Do More In Education, Industry, Health, Others

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says workers on the payroll of the Ogun State Government will only be happy and hopeful ,if the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N703billion presented by Governor Dapo Abiodun last Thursday before the State House of Assembly, made provision for the settlement of the outstanding global deductions, unpaid leave allowances and proposed wage award to cushion the effect of economic hardship caused by Federal Government's removal of fuel subsidy  

The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Hameed Benco-Ademola who made this known while speaking with Edu-Biznews in Abeokuta over the weekend from the sideline of the 2023 Golden Award given to him by Indy Media in recognition of  his  outstanding contributions to Humanity and the Nigerian workers , also called on Governor Dapo Abiodun to initiate a meeting with leadership of organized labour in the state on how to agreed on the implementation of the N35,000 wage award to workers as agreed with the Federal Government

" At level of workforce, we believe that the 2024 budget would have taken care of outstanding global deductions from workers salaries, outstanding leave allowances and possibly factored in the proposed wage award that we organized labour are still expecting Governor Dapo Abiodun to call on us for a meeting to negotiate the wage award. I believe it that is done , the budget would have been a very welcome one and hopeful one for workers in the state ", he stated

The State NLC who described the recent award given to him as a call to do more for workforce and entire people of the state, stressed the need for the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration to implement more of impactful programmes and projects to consolidate on its achievements recorded so far in the areas of education, industry, health and other sectors of the economy in the coming fiscal year

His words ", The budget was well spread and cut across various aspects of the economy but notwithstanding people of the state are still expecting more to be done by Governor Dapo Abiodun in alleviating the poverty and level of hardship being experienced as a result of removal of fuel subsidy, sometimes this year by the Federal Government "

Governor Abiodun during presentation of the budget proposal, had set aside huge sum of over N209billion, representing 30 percent of the budget size  for rehabilitation and construction of roads and other infrastructural development , in addition to another over N109billion for the education sector for consideration and approval of the State House of Assembly 

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