…advises Labour leaders to remain calm and law abiding
The Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is expressing satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of the leadership of Organised Labour in Ogun state in pressing their deprived entitlement to the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
The declaration of a week warning strike following the insensitivity of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the state is a prove that the leadership of the Organised Labour and workers are true compatriots believing that the government will come to its senses within the period of the warning strike.
The warning strike, we are hoping will not result to a full scale indefinite strike action as contained in a newsletter signed by the Organised Labour if the Government can wake up from its slumber and see the welfare of its workers as germane and crucial in the interest of the development of our dear State.
It will be recalled that our great party, out of deep concern for the good welfare of Ogun state workers, issued a release few weeks ago calling on the ruling government to show empathy and compassion to the mass of government workers by implementing the minimum wage, remitting their contributory deductions and paying all their outstanding allowances and other entitlements.
As it in the usual character of Gov. Dapo Abiodun led government not to hearken to warnings and advise, It is saddening to note that such patriotic intervention from a responsible party playing its role as a strong opposition party fell on deaf ears.
Without any shade of doubts, Ogun workers and indeed, the general public by extension, now know that cautions and advice relating to issues that bother on workers’ welfare and core issues of progressive governance have become matters of inconvenience to the APC ruling government.
Little wonders why it was reported in some sections of the media that perhaps the government has diverted Ogun funds including those monies they claimed to have borrowed for the electoral concerns in Edo and Ondo states.
Owing to our irreduciable believe that no worker should be treated with indignity, our great party is left with no other option than to identify with the Ogun workers whose all genuine discussion with the representatives of the government ended in deadlock as the wicked government completely refused to accede to the legitimate demands of the workers despite several concessions made by the Organised Labour leaders.
Lastly, as a major stakeholder in the affairs of the state, while we make bold to reiterate our unalloyed support for all issues bothering on workers welfare, we however enjoined the leadership of the Organised Labour to remain calm and law abiding while the strike lasts.
Bankole Akinloye (JP)
State Publicity Sec.
PDP Ogun State.
Sept 16, 2020.