Kwara Workers Issue 14-Day Ultimatum to State Govt

Over non-implementation of demands.
 Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaqTVC news

The Joint Kwara Labour Congress has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government over the alleged refusal to honor and implement a written gentlemanly agreement between them.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, Comrade Muritala Saheed, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) state chairman, hinted that the ultimatum to the state government was effective from Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Other labor leaders at the event included the state chairman of the TUC, Comrade Tunde Joseph and the state chairman of the JNC, Comrade Saliu Suleiman, among others.

“Dear Comrades, we are constrained to address this press conference having observed that our dear state is falling apart and the body language of our government does not suit the purpose of mending the cracks,” Saheed uttered.

“These cracks cut across formal and informal sectors of our state economically, psychologically, physically and morally.

“On several occasions both NLC and TUC of this dear state have written to the government on demands of workers and observed ills in our state. Unfortunately there was no change or attempt to address issues raised in our letters.

“As we speak today, all industrial Unions in the State have one demand or another that requires government attention, this is not forthcoming as the government has remained incommunicado.

“Most pathetic is the fact that the Government of our dear state has refused to honor/implement all written and gentlemanly agreements it entered into with labour.”

Meanwhile, he listed them as follows: Non-implementation of N35,000 Wage Award for all categories of Workers in Kwara State following fuel subsidy removal and refusal to domesticate and implement 40 per cent peculiar allowance as approved and provided for by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

According to him, “Non-payment of Consequential adjustment to pensioners since the approval of the current New Minimum Wage in 2019; lack of willingness to pay Local Government Workers Outstanding Arrears and outstanding Arrears of promotion for 2020, 2021 and 2022,” he stated.

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