The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked Ekiti governor elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to pay particular attention to the payment of salaries and pension of the people of the state immediately he is sworn in saying the election that brought him in was a vote of no confidence on the current government in the state.
In a congratulatory letter to the governor elect, dated 20th July, 2018 and signed by the President of Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the NLC also asked the governor elect not to waste energy on needless probes of the past government, but pay attention to other compelling needs of the people of the state.
Wabba said the Labour movement “believes that the non-payment of workers salary and pension by the outgoing government was enough reason for the vote of no confidence by the people. We are confident that one of your first executive actions once sworn into office would be to clear the backlog of salaries and pension owed Ekiti workers.
“There are other compelling needs of Ekiti people on the basis of which they will look up to you. They shall be acting within their civic rights and responsibility if and when they hold you accountable to your promises. Our responsibility to your government would be no less. We therefore urge you to give your utmost, your very best.”
He said further that “Your election, no doubt, is a reflection of the popular wishes of the people and their appreciation of the work you started. Few, if any, suffered the level of government-engineered vilification and witch-hunt aimed at frustrating your bid for a second term in office.
“That you won this election in spite of these obstacles or frustration should be a source of joy and pride to you and your esteemed supporters.
“However, we advise that this victory be not pay back time, and neither should it be seen or treated as one but as an opportunity to complete the work started by you in your first tenure. Most importantly, we believe, it will avail you a rare chance to render higher and greater service to the people of Ekiti State who have kept faith with you in spite of everything.
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