By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Alhaji Bayo Titilayo-Sodo has hinted that local government workers in the state are no more hungry as before.
Alhaji Titilayo-Sodo who said this in Ibadan speaking with newsmen in his office disclosed that workers in twenty council areas in the state have been paid their salaries up till date while workers in the remaining council areas are being owed between one and two months salaries.
The NULGE President lauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi over the recently released N9 billion for the payment of salaries and pensions for the workers under the payroll of local government councils in the state.
Alhaji Titilayo-Sodo pointed out that the disbursement of the money has brought a great relief to primary school teachers and local government workers in the state, saying, “some people have been saying the disbursement of the money was political. That does not concern us. All what we know is that we are not hungry like before again, and we commend Governor Ajimobi for this”.
The NULGE President emphasized that with local government election conducted and democratically elected already sworn – in, there will be improved welfare packages for council workers and increased grassroots development.
Speaking further, Alhaji Titilayo-Sodo stressed that most of the issues on local government employees sacked by the state government had been resolved, with “most of those who had genuine cases have been reinstated, and we hope that others will soon be resolved. As a union, we are helpless and could not wade in to the issues of those who truly presented fake certificates”.
“Most of those who had genuine cases have been reinstated, and we hope that others will soon be resolved. As a union, we are helpless and could not wade in to the issues of those who truly presented fake certificates”.he said.