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Organised Labour endorses Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu – Pegars News

Sanwo-Olu endorsed by Organised Labour

For the first time, Organised Labour in Lagos State got here out to brazenly declare help and threw their weight behind candidate of a political {party}.

Labour leaders, on Thursday, held a mega solidarity rally in Ikeja to endorse the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), citing the Governor’s landmark achievements and his implementation of labour-pleasant insurance policies in governance.

Lagos NLC chairman, Comrade Funmilayo Sessi, and her counterpart in TUC, Comrade Gbenga Ekundayo, led 1000’s of employees in the rally held at the Police Training College in Ikeja GRA.

At the Sanwo-Olu endorsement rally had been leaders and members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Union of Teachers (NUT), Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), and affiliation of natural medication sellers.

The labour motion in the State additionally endorsed the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying the mannequin he instituted took Lagos out as the greatest labour-pleasant State.

Comrade Sessi defined that the transfer was not to politicise the Organised Labour, but mentioned the unions had been not snug to sit on the fence in a governorship election in which Sanwo-Olu, whom she described as “the most labour-friendly Governor”, is contesting.

Sanwo-Olu endorsed by Organised Labour

The Lagos NLC chief mentioned the Organised Labour met in congresses prior to the rally to pattern the opinions of folks in the labour motion about gubernatorial contenders in Lagos. She mentioned the resolution to help Sanwo-Olu was made after members of the Organised Labour unanimously endorsed Sanwo-Olu primarily based on his achievement of guarantees to the motion.

Sessi mentioned: “Before we embarked on this rally, we all agreed at our respective congresses to help Sanwo-Olu to proceed as our Governor. We have made the resolution earlier than at the moment but we solely got here out to show our solidarity with him publicly. What we have performed proper in our home, we are displaying it to the world. This is the first time the Organised Labour in Lagos is taking open place to endorse candidate of a political {party}.

“We are doing this because Sanwo-Olu has introduced unprecedented reforms to improve the welfare and the wellbeing of workers. We are coming out with our full chest to support the Governor. We are deciding our fate by being part of the electorate that will return the most labour-friendly Governor. This is the decision all workers agreed upon and there is no going back.”

Sessi mentioned the Organised Labour possessed a big voting energy in the election, stressing that employees constituted 60 per cent of the voters.

The Lagos NLC boss mentioned employees acknowledged the Governor’s sincerity in upward revision of salaries, pension remittance, immediate fee of advantages to deceased employees’ households, medical insurance protection for State workers, free transport schemes for employees and coaching alternatives.

Sessi mentioned Sanwo-Olu turned the first sitting Governor to donate free hectares of land to Organised Labour to construct housing scheme for employees, whereas additionally appointing a consultant of labour in the State cupboard. She added that Sanwo-Olu additionally thought of the plea of the labour unions for a land in Central Business District to construct a befitting secretariat for Organised Labour.

The TUC chairman, Ekundayo, mentioned there was no want for the Organised Labour to beat about the bush in endorsing the Governor, noting that Sanwo-Olu was the first Governor to carry the labour shut to desk on which main selections about employees’ welfare had been being taken.

The inclusion, Ekundayo mentioned, has allowed the employees to be half of the insurance policies and procedures affecting their productiveness. The TUC additionally confirmed every labour union held a congress earlier than coming up with the resolution.

He mentioned: “Democracy is about inclusion and giving listening ears to the plight of the people. We have tested Sanwo-Olu and we have found him to have listening ear. He also has a large heart to accommodate. We have decided and agreed. We are coming out en-masse in the next election to vote for APC candidates in the presidential election and state election.”

Responding, Sanwo-Olu described the employees’ endorsement as “a well-considered decision”, saying the gesture would be reciprocated with extra efforts to enhance the lives of employees in Lagos.

He mentioned: “Going by this Organised Labour endorsement, I have no doubt we are coming again higher and stronger. We will embark on governance much greater than we have performed and present the greatest office for you to flourish. This endorsement is a affirmation that employees believe in our management and we will not take you for granted.

“It is solely when we are dedicated to doing extra for you that we believe we would have made the greatest influence on your lives and these of your kids. Our Government is for the folks; we will not disappoint you. On behalf of my political {party}, I settle for the endorsement as your selection

and I promise not to let you down. The endorsement should now be supported by voting for APC candidates in the presidential election and state elections.”

Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matter and Industrial Relations, Hon. Babatunde Williams, mentioned the labour’s endorsement testified to the “complete trust” the employees had in the Governor and APC.

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