Labour Party begs Kwara to retain workers

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


Labour Party in Kwara State, has appealed to the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, not to contemplate retrenchment of workers in the civil service.

The Chairman of the Party, Comrade Mumini Onagun, specifically urged the Governor to jettison any plan to sack those employed into the State civil service within the last two or three months prior to his coming to power.

Comrade Onagun spoke in Ilorin on the sidelines of the annual Ramadan lecture of Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in honour of Hajia Hamdalat Aremu, the late wife of the former governorship candidate of Labour Party in the State, Comrade Issa Aremu.

The Labour Party Chairman noted that the beneficiaries of the job are Kwarans and should be left in the service to continue to enjoy their monthly salaries like other workers.

Comrade Onagun stated that the labour movement does not believe in retrenchment of workers, that those employed were already considered employed.

He said that they should be allowed to be on the payroll of government.

He also pleaded with the government to expedite action on the payment of salaries and pensions to the serving and retired workers in the state .

Comrade Onagun restated the commitment of his party to the partnership with the government towards addressing the multifarious problems facing the State.


Confidence Okwuchi