Labour unions under the umbrella of the Joint Labour Movement in Osun State have commended the state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for approving welfare packages for workers, particularly the payment of salary arrears.
A circular dated January 31, 2023, signed by Najeem Akintola on behalf of the Head of Service, Olaleye Aina, obtained Wednesday, stated that Adeleke had directed that the arrears of salaries and pensions from 2016 be paid immediately.
Following this, in a statement jointly signed by the state chairmen – Nigeria Labour Congress, Jacob Adekomi; Trade Union Congress, Adekola Adebowale, and the JNC, Lasun Akindele, obtained in Osogbo on Thursday, the labour leaders described the governor’s gesture as unprecedented.
The statement partly read, “The payment of salary arrears, contributory pensions and most importantly, outstanding deductions, will boost the morale of active public servants and renew the hope of retired officers.
“Therefore, the Labour Movement on behalf of the entire workers and retirees pledge our continued loyalty and support to your good government for this act of kindness which will definitely serve as a veritable drive for increased productivity of our dutiful members.”