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NEWS UPDATE: Ogun workers’ welfare: How Gov Abiodun disregarded late father’s advice

NEWS UPDATE: Ogun workers’ welfare: How Gov Abiodun disregarded late father’s advice

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State seems not to respect the exhortation he said his dad gave him when he accepted office in May 2019.

The lead representative’s dad, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, affectionately tended to as “Baba Teacher”, kicked the bucket on August 2, at the period of 89.

When he was addressing supporters on Wednesday in Iperu, Gov Abiodun reviewed what his dad advised him after his ‘climb to the throne’.

Abiodun uncovered that his dad, being a resigned educator, informed him to focus on the government assistance concerning instructors, government workers and beneficiaries in the state.

“When I expected office, my father advised me to be dedicated to the vow of office I took, he said I should regard the government employees, pay them routinely and guarantee that retired people get their tips and all will be well.

“He likewise requested that I treat educators well, you realize that was his voting demographic, he advised me to pay laborers on schedule, before the last day of the month,” Abiodun said.

However, happenings between Ogun laborers/beneficiaries and the state government don’t propose that the lead representative is submitting to his dad’s advice.

On Tuesday, the Ogun State Salary Earners’ Co-usable Thrift and Credit Union Limited affirmed that Abiodun was owing them 17 months extraordinary co-usable deductions.

The laborers said some of them had passed on because of the lead representative’s inability to dispatch the deliberate investment funds deducted from their pay rates to the helpful union.

According to them, billions of naira were being owed as unremitted co-usable allowances by Abiodun, who they said didn’t react to a few letters shipped off him.

It was said that Abiodun didn’t acquire any neglected derivations, however he is presently owing 17 months of the equivalent, notwithstanding encouraging to pay compensations in full.

Aside from neglected compensation allowances, the Ogun State part of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) picketed, that very day Abiodun uncovered how his dad cautioned him to focus on specialists’ government assistance. https://dailypost.ng/2021/08/11/legal counselors prosecutors abandoned as-jusun-starts strike-in-ogun/

As of Wednesday, courts in Ogun State were safely guarded as legal executive specialists left on a modern activity over what they named short installment of their salaries.

Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, said the association saw that its individuals were as a rule short paid since October 2020.

Edun added that numerous gatherings with delegates of the public authority over the matter had finished in gridlock, saying the strike was indefinite.

Our reporter reports that beneficiaries in Ogun State, particularly those of the neighborhood government, have been in constant conflict with Gov Abiodun over neglected tips and deferral in installment of month to month pensions.

On June 10, security specialists locked out fighting nearby government beneficiaries at the Governor’s office, Oke–Mosan, Abeokuta.

The retired people, under the support of Local Government Pensioners Association (LOGPAN) were at Oke-Mosan to fight the supposed refusal of Abiodun to pay their gratuities.

The beneficiaries set out on the strike in the wake of noticing three days fasting over their neglected entitlements.

Chairman of LOGPAN, Sikiru Ayilara, had prior accused Abiodun of preferring state retired people to the detriment of their neighborhood government partners since his folks were among the former.

“The state beneficiaries are being treated as untouchable relics, accepting their compensation as at when due, just in light of the fact that the dad and mother of the state lead representative, Prince Dapo Abiodun are state pensioners.

“The state retired people are being paid by the 28th of the month, while the nearby government retired people and resigned elementary teachers are being covered and need to stand by till practically the following month finishing,” the LOGPAN Chairman alleged.

Ayilara communicated worry over Abiodun’s “non-challant mentality” to their requests, including the non-installment of tips, delay and non-increase in their month to month benefits and oppression the state and nearby government pensioners.

The retired people requested that the lead representative vote N1 Billion month to month, rather than paying N500million quarterly to settle tip overdue debts; saying this would require as long as 34 years to clear the remarkable gratuities.

While spreading the word about their complaints in February, laborers in the state threatened to resume a strike action suspended in September 2020, because of the public authority’s supposed inability to respect a Memorandum of Understanding endorsed with labour.

The laborers, under the aegis of Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, at a crisis meeting, said Abiodun’s organization just occupied with “indiscriminate execution” of the MoU.

At the gathering, the specialists referenced that the public authority had neglected to carry out the arrangements in the MoU as per their timeline.

They claimed that Abiodun owed as long as “two years out of the collected neglected leave allowances.”

As derivations from laborers’ pay rates into the Contributory Pension Scheme proceed, “the current organization owes decisively the equivalent months since suspicion of office,” it was said.

It could likewise be reviewed that Gov Abiodun, during the COVID-19 lockdown went extremely worked up with inhabitant specialists in the state, depicting their solicitation for wage increment as irresponsible.

The specialists, under the protection of the Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, had in May set out on what was named “end of the week strike”.

DAILY POST reports that the occupant specialists had set out on the strike because of absence of responsibility from the Ogun State Government on the issue of Appropriate Remuneration, Entry Level, New Minimum Wage, Hazard remittance and Life Insurance for their members.

Reacting, Abiodun said, “I think that its hard to accept that when we are on the whole starting to think critically, attempting to sort out what to do and how to do it, any arrangement of individuals will be unreliably mentioning for a pay increment. What’s more, these arrangement of individuals are individuals that we have depended our wellbeing to at a point like this. I’m very disappointed.”

Today, instructors of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta are yet to be paid their June and July salaries.

Although Gov Abiodun has professed to show responsibility in guaranteeing laborers are paid their compensations at the fitting time, retired people have consistently grumbled of postponement in their pensions.

It ought to likewise be reviewed that specialists are requesting that their pay rates be settled completely by the state government.

But, laborers are confident that Abiodun might begin executing his dad’s recommendation now that ‘Baba Teacher’ has changed to live with the angels.





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