Ondo NLC kicks over sack of 600 workers

No fewer than 600 local government workers attached to various classes of traditional rulers in Ondo State have been tactically relieved of their appointments by the state government.

The workers who were relieved of their appointments following the removal of their names from the government remittal system of paying salaries discovered this after the payment of the May salary to workers in the state.

As gathered, the workers attached to monarchs in the state were being paid from council’s purse were absorbed into councils’ and captured by remittal payment system during the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

It was gathered that eight workers were captured for each First Class traditional rulers, six for Second Class Oba’s while others have two workers captured for them.

The removal of the workers name from remittal had been generating tension in various palaces as there were allegations that more workers would be sacked by the Akeredolu’s administration.

However, reacting to the development, the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)  Ondo State Council, Mrs Bosede Daramola, said the leadership of the labour Congress in the state would resist the action saying the government’s latest action was contrary to the promise of the governor.

She said “These workers irrespective of who they were working directly with were employed properly and captured under the remittal system.

“It is unacceptable for government to sack them and expose them to previous system when the workers were being paid indiscriminately by the monarchs they were working directly under.”

She explained that the congress would not accept a situation whereby some monarchs would collect money meant for the workers and pay them peanuts.


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