Osun State Government is committed to workers’ welfare, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola spoke on his administration’s strategy to sustain the tempo of the mutual relationship between the government and the workers.
The governor at the delegates’ conference of the Osun State Council of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Osogbo, the state capital. State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, expressed confidence in the ability of the governor to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens.
Governor Oyetola who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr. Charles Diji Akinola, said in spite of the economic reality, his administration had consistently enjoyed hands of fellowship from the workforce hence the need to continue to ensure a high standard of living for all categories of workers, saying Osun workers are a model in contemporary labor relations.
The Conference, which will elect a new leadership was attended by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who was represented by Comrade Lateef Idowu Oyelekan; Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige represented by Dr F.O Fakunle; Osun Head of Service, Dr Oyebade Olowogboyega; Chairman Osun State Chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Adebowale Adekola; Chairman State Joint Negotiation Council, Comrade Bayo Adejumo, among others.
While declaring the conference open, Governor Oyetola said if despite the crushing financial storm the state is experiencing as a result of the national financial meltdown, the relationship between the state and Labour is still strong and intact as it is today, we can confidently say that the State of Osun Labour is a model in contemporary labour relations, which emphasizes dialogue and constructive engagement over and above confrontation.