decorates Fayose Comrade-Governor
Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ekiti State chapter, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to fulfil his campaign promises “before Nigerians are pushed to the wall.” NLC chairman in the state, Comrade Raymond Ade Adesanmi made the remarks yesterday during the Workers’ Day celebration held at the Oluyemi Kayode Staidum in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Comrade Adesanmi also called on Governor Fayose to pay arrears of salaries and leave bonuses owed Ekiti workers, saying “workers are hungry.” He said “Ekiti has been coming first in educational sector since your assumption of office, likewise Ekiti State workers demand to come first in terms of salary payment in Southwest and Nigeria as a whole. “Government at the national level has been paying lip service to unemployment, the fight against corruption has been one sided and no prosecution has been made and judgement gotten, the monies recovered through the anti-corruption war has not been declared and above all, all the campaign promises of the present government at the central have been abandoned.” Highlight of this year’ May Day celebration in Ekiti was the decoration of Governor Fayose as a comrade governor by the labour unions under the NLC and TUC. According to them, Fayose has affected humanity in the state and Nigeria with all his proactive policies and programmes. In his speech, NLC chairman , Adesanmi commended the governor for speaking against all forms of oppression represented by destructive activities of herdsmen, reducing crime rate , attending to workers’ interests, teachers’ welfare, promoting over 15,000 workers in arrears, and transparency in running the affairs of the state among others. Commending the workers for their patience and perseverance, Governor Fayose said: “I have taken time to listen to your demands. It has been the same, your welfare and we’ll being, only think I have added is taking you along in everything. I have not hidden anything from you. I am a governor who lays bare all the allocation coming to states to labour leaders every month so that you can defend me when the need arises. “The problem today is to, my surprise, fuel money is increasing but our allocation is decreasing. The FG is adding our money to foreign reserve; we don’t need that now. They should share the money to us so we can meet up our responsibilities. “How can a federal government borrow N30 billion when our foreign reserve itself is about that amount.