Ekiti State Governor assures workers of better welfare package

Ekiti State Governor assures workers of better welfare package 

Kathy Kyari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has assured the organised labour in the State of better welfare packages that will cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal on workers and the general public.

Governor Oyebanji, on Wednesday while addressing protesting labour unions  gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti, said his government had already set up a committee to meet with the organised labour to finalize proposal for palliatives aimed at cushioning the effect of the subsidy removal on the citizens.

The Governor, who spoke through the Head of Service, Barrister Bamidele Agbede, said he and President Bola Tinubu were not unmindful of the effects of subsidy removal on the incomes of salary earners and other citizens,

He added that a cluster of palliative measures is being planned just as salary increase is being discussed with relevant stakeholders.

The governor also appealed for calm that things would get better very soon. 

Both the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ekiti State Chapter, Comrade Kolapo Olatunde and the Chairman of Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Sola Adigun described the removal of the fuel subsidy by the Federal Government has turned to be against the people because of the unfavorable exchange rate which  paralyzed almost all sectors of the nation’s economy.

They advised both federal and state  governments to take prompt actions in alleviating the hardship faced by Nigerians.

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