At Ramadan Iftar , Abiodun tasks labour, religious leaders on harmony, prayers
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the weekend, hosted labour leaders and members of League of Imams and Alfas in the state to Ramadan Iftar, at the Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta, the state capital. He urged the labour leaders and clerics to be apostles of encouraging people to take the COVID-19 vaccines.
The governor, who disclosed that the state government had taken delivery of another batch of the vaccines, admonished the labour leaders to join hands with the government in persuading their members to be part of the ongoing vaccination exercise, noting that “it has no side effect”.
Abiodun, who urged the Muslims to use the period of Ramadan to pray for the country, stressed that insecurity and other challenges militating against the nation would soon fizzle out through the help of prayers.
He said that war should not be an alternative, stating that the security architecture of the state is fundamental to the current administration.
He also allayed the fears of the workers over the rumour making the rounds that government was planning to stop the minimum wage. He said the administration had intensified its revenue drive and uncovered other areas to generate enough revenue to sustain the steady growth in the state.
Earlier in their respective remarks, the Ogun State Chairmen of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Bankole; his counterpart from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Olubunmi Fajobi and that of Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), Olarenwaju Folorunso, promised to continue supporting the incumbent administration in its determination to transform the state.
Abiodun, who reassured that the current administration in the state would continue to partner the religious leaders for the growth of the state, commended the body for promoting peaceful co-existence among the people of the state.
Chief Imam of Egbaland, Alhaji Sa’adalah Bamgbola, who spoke on behalf of the League, thanked the governor for the respect accorded the Muslim community and for demonstrating a trait of ‘Omoluabi’ by keeping to his promise to the people of the state. He assured that the religious body would continue to support the governor with prayers.
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