Declare emergency on drainages, Lagos TUC urges Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Council of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to declare emergency on drainages across the state, as they pose as death traps to citizens.
They said declaring emergency on drainages across the state is imperative, as lots of lives have been lost through the path.
Chairman, TUC, Lagos Council, Gbenga Ekundayo, who said this during a courtesy visit to the first Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, urged Sanwo-Olu to declare emergency on drainages the way he declared emergency on Lagos roads to make them motorable.
Citing instances of how Jakande tackled the challenge of housing in Lagos, by ensuring adequate accommodation system for residents, he implored Sanwo-Olu to follow the legacies of the former governor in tackling housing deficit, health and education challenges in the state.
“We came to Baba Jakande to say thank you to him, because we looked round and we thought about the challenges we face as citizens not just as workers, particularly in Lagos State, we all know that accommodation is a major challenge.
“We ascertained that the largest housing programme that has been done so far in Lagos State was the one done under Jakande’s watch. That is something that all of us must continue to appreciate, and we continue to pray for such a mindset of such a massive housing projects that can ameliorate the housing challenges that people are facing in Lagos State.
“In terms of housing, we will be appealing to Sanwo-Olu for him to see what he can do to help workers in terms of housing, and also the much he has said about making transportation work for the people, we will love to see how we can make that happen,” Ekundayo said.
In his remarks, Jakande assured of his willingness to support the union and also protect the interest of workers in the state.
While praying for a greater Nigeria, the former governor said: “I am ready to work with you even as I call on the Federal and State Governments to take the welfare of the citizens at high esteem, Nigerians deserve the best because we have a lot to take care of everyone.
“My door is open anytime for collaboration, let nobody take the welfare of workers for granted. Whatever I can do anytime to protect the interest of workers, I will. We are together,” he said.
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