40th Anniversary: Kwara NLC calls on Ahmed to declare Friday, work free day


By Ahmed Suleiman

The Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to declare tomorrow (Friday) work free day in commemoration of the union’s 40th anniversary.
Recall that the state chapter of the Congress was inaugurated in 1978 by the National Working Council.
Speaking on the line up of events, the state Chairman, Comrade Yekeen Agunbiade said, “We are appealing to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to declare Friday work free day in commemoration of our 40th Anniversary.
According to him this will make workers in the state to converge at the banquet hall en masse for the programme which is starts from 23rd to 26th of this month.
Among other top priorities, the Chairman called on Governor Ahmed to fulfil his promise of removing primary school teachers and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) workers from local government’s allocation.
He said “We are appealing to the state government on the promotion of teaching service commission from 2014 to 2017 and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) who have been promoted without cash backing.
“The marking of this anniversary will be well celebrated when all issues of salary arrears in parastatal like Kwara Express, Water Board and the Tertiary institutions are addressed by the state government.
He acknowledged the prompt payment of core civil servants salary and their promotion which has foster cordial relationship between the labour unions and the state government.
Among labour stalwarts to be bestowed with award are; Alhaji Nurudeen Yasin and Comrade Bisi Fakayode for their contribution to the growth of NLC in the state.
He noted that the NLC will also on May 1st (workers Day) give award to prominent personalities like the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Governor Ahmed among other stakeholders.
He also called on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the three months lingering fuel scarcity in the country and to equally address the issue of minimum wage.

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