Oyo Workers Excited At New Government Deal

The Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State, Waheed Olojede, spoke yesterday of workers’ excitement with the new deal of using the state’s federal allocation for payment of salaries.

Olojede, who spoke with our correspondent yesterday, said he had been receiving telephone calls from workers since Friday, thanking him and members of his negotiating team for getting such a good deal from the government.

The NLC chairman explained that dialogue remained an effective tool in getting good welfare for workers without necessarily being confrontational.

The labour leader expressed satisfaction with the new deal, saying it would go far in ameliorating the negative impact of lack of salaries for workers.

Organised Labour and the government met three times last week to resolve the logjam created by a seven-day ultimatum issued to the government.

Both parties agreed on a review of the previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which led to another agreement of using the entire monthly allocation for salaries.

Addressing reporters on the outcome of the meeting, Olojede said: “In our critical review, we discovered that devoting 90 per cent of Federal Government allocation to payment of salaries could not stand the test of time, because salaries kept running into arrears.

“We then agreed that henceforth, the entire 100 per cent of whatever comes from Abuja as federal allocation would be spent to pay workers salaries.”

He said the new agreement raises hope of payment of some of the arrears soon.

Photonews: Rotimi Amaechi Continues South West Visit, Inspect Roads In Oyo

The Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi today continued visit of South West states, verifying Federal Government projects in Oyo state.

He was joined by the governor of the state, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi.

See photos of the visit below:


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Photo credit:  Israel Ibeleme

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Oyo, Yobe And Delta Guber Polls

Osun Defender has learnt that Nigeria’s Supreme Court Tuesday evening, upheld the elections of Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; his Delta and Yobe State counterpart, Governors Ifeanyi Okowa and Ibrahim Gaidam.

It was learnt that the Supreme court also fixed February 15 to give reasons for its unanimous judgment in the election.