Ogun Central PDP Senatorial Candidate, Chief Olumide Aderinokun has called on Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun to prioritise the grievances of workers in the state.
Reacting to the workers’ resolution to embark on an indefinite strike from Tuesday, Chief Aderinokun believes the government is making life harder for public employees by deducting from salary that has not been reviewed in years.
The organised labour held a peaceful gathering at the Arcade ground, Abeokuta on Monday which had leaders of the National Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) present.
The gathering ended with a decision to start an indefinite strike which will leaves all public buildings including schools, hospitals closed.
Worried by the decaying public service system in Ogun State, Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom, Chief Aderinokun admonished Dapo Abiodun-led government to honour the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the organised Labour in 2020.
“A government that prioritises the people’s needs would have averted this industrial action, because it is the least action the people deserve at this time of harsh economic circumstances,” Chief Aderinokun said in a statement, made available by his media aide.
“As a matter of fact, no one will question the workers for demanding the full payment of their salaries with the current reality we are facing in the country.
“Ogun State workers deserve better welfare and attention, just like on Monday when no government official answered their call at the Arcade ground. Civil servants are key players in the socio-economic development of Ogun State.
“The government need to honour the agreement they signed with organised Labour in September 2020. It is that simple and a great leader should care for his workforce.”