Members of the Ondo State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), on Wednesday, staged a solidarity rally in Akure, the state capital, to appreciate the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on his unprecedented support to the welfare of local government workers in the state.
The local government workers, who trooped out from the 18 local government areas of the state, passed a vote of confidence on the Mimiko-led administration for being sensitive and taking actions towards the plight of the local government workers.
Speaking doing the rally, the Public Relations Officer of the union, Victor Omodara, appreciated Mimiko for reabsorbing over 900 local government workers that were affected by the 2013 screening exercise in the state.
He said “we also commended the governor for the approval of the full implementation of local government scheme of service that enables heads of local government administration attain grade Level 17.”
Omodara noted that despite the dwindling economic situation in the country, promotions have been regular for all categories of workers in the state that are due for promotions.
Responding, Governor Mimiko thanked members of the union for their unalloyed support for his administration, noting that the only way to ensure the continuity of the good relationship between government and the union is to vote for Mr Eyitayo Jegede in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
Dr Mimiko assured the workers that his administration would not relent in promoting the welfare of workers no matter the financial situation of the state.