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Abiodun promises to address recruitment, other issues in councils

By Charles Coffie-Gyamfi, Abeokuta
16 September 2022   |   4:29 am
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has assured council employees in the state of speedy consideration of their request for the recruitment of new members of staff into the system to address the lacuna in place for many years...

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun. Photo/facebook/dabiodunmfr

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has assured council employees in the state of speedy consideration of their request for the recruitment of new members of staff into the system to address the lacuna in place for many years following the retirement of some workers.

The governor, who gave the promise during an interactive session with members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Abeokuta, the state capital, yesterday, thanked the workers for their steadfastness and for bringing their knowledge to bear in council administration.

He, however, promised that he would continue to do his best to ensure that every section of the state and every local council had real development.

This, he said, was why he had prioritised inner city and inter-city roads to bring succour to vast population of the state.

The governor, who also reiterated his administration’s strides to make the state Nigeria’s top investment destination, assured the workers that he would look into the issue of consolidation and parity advocated by some heads of local council agencies that want parity between them and permanent secretaries in state ministries.

Similarly, the governor promised to address the issue of leave bonus, beginning from January 2023, and an increase in the allocations meant for the payment of pensions to local council workers.

Abiodun promised to donate a bus to the union to facilitate its day-to-day activities, adding that his administration would also consider the request by the union that his administration should assist in completing its state secretariat located in Abeokuta.

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