The Ogun State People’s Democratic Party has condemned the sack of 53 workers at the Ogun state House of Assembly complex.
In a statement made available to GistIsland NG on Monday morning by Ogun PDP Publicity Secretary, Akinloye Bankole, said the news of recent sack of 53 workers at the Ogun state House of Assembly complex is another sad confirmation of cruelty which has been a major characteristic of the ruling APC government in the state.
According to Bankole, It is very disheartening that the same government which swore to promote the general welfare and wellbeing of the people is seen adding untold hardship to the people by engaging in modern day slavery.
He said that they have it on reliable authority that 53 workers who have been working as casual workers for the past 10 years in the assembly complex have been sacked for having the nerves to demand for regularization of their status. He described the sack as unfortunate situation which the Chairman, House of Assembly Commission, Hon Lai Taiwo has confirmed.
“For us, this is the height of monumental wickedness. It is evil and it is unacceptable. The same government that is incapable of securing its citizens from banditry is also involved in the use of able bodied men who reserve rights to decent means of livelihood as casual labour. This is a delebrate violation of all known International Labour Protocols.
“From all indications, it is clear to the blind and audible to the deaf that the ruling APC government is unrepentantly anti people. It is clearly all-out to emasculate the people out of decent existence.
“Furthermore, it is equally important to say that it is quite unfortunate that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC in Ogun state is not doing enough to ensure that these acts of gross insensitivity from government does not see the light of the day.”
Bankole also noted that in line with the PDP’s tradition, they make bold to demand immediate regularization of the status of all the 53 affected workers. “It is immoral for the government which they have delegently worked for to treat them with such indignity. It is wicked. It is callous and unacceptable”, he added.