Aregbesola names major road after workers
• Group berates Oyo union leaders’ accord with govt on salaries
Governor Rauf Aregbesola has renamed a major road in Osogbo, the state capital, Olaiya-Ita Olokan as ‘Workers’ Drive’ to honour workers in the state.
The road, which was built by the administration of Bisi Akande, is currently undergoing re-construction.
The governor also used the occasion to explain that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed to the state through a letter that it never indicted the state on the disbursement of the bailout loan.
Aregbesola noted that contrary to insinuations that his government diverted the bailout funds, the ICPC had written him to clarify that it never indicted Osun State.
Meanwhile, a group, Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) and the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) yesterday berated labour leaders in Oyo State over alleged poor handling of labour issues especially the non-payment of salaries.
In a statement made available to journalists by its state coordinator, Abiodun Bamigboye, the group said: “We express our displeasure and dissatisfaction against the MoU recently signed by labour leaders on the non-payment of backlog of salaries and pensions in the state.
“On April 9, 2016, the leadership of labour unions in the state reportedly signed a MoU with the state government that 100 per cent of the state monthly allocation would henceforth be spent on the payment of salaries and pensions of civil servants and retirees in the state.
“For instance, the MoU is poised to offer the state government a leeway to continue to deny the other sectors of the state who are not civil servants the provision of basic necessity of life as well as significant improvement in the gross infrastructural deficit in the state by given a false impression that all the state allocation is used to settle the salaries and pensions of civil servants and retirees.”