Lagos TUC establishes agric cooperative for workers
Lagos State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has set up an agriculture cooperative for workers to bring more of them into the agribusiness for financial stability.
Chairman and Secretary of TUC, Lagos State Council, Gbenga Ekundayo, and Abiodun Aladetan, respectively, said the framework, which is currently being developed, would be made possible with the commencement of operations of the Workers Agric Cooperative.
The union, in its New Year message, noted that despite last year’s challenges, there are expectations and optimism for 2021, and should therefore be approached with hope and enthusiasm.
According to the union, “2021 is another opportunity for us to re-appraise our decisions and choices while also prioritising appropriately with available scarce resources.”
The union said it would pursue vigorous housing projects to ensure that workers’ housing needs were addressed through the availability of affordable housing schemes.
On some of the progress made to secure affordable housing scheme for workers and also help reduce the housing deficit in the state, TUC said it had secured the approval of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the creation of a Workers’ Village, adding that it was gaining some traction on physical allocation from the Lands Bureau.
It promised to prioritise the welfare of members while it continued to engage the management and the government meaningfully on policies and programmes that would promote development, industrial peace and harmony in the state.
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