As a result of just released about N9 billion by Oyo State Government for the payment of local government workers and pension areas, the President of the Oyo State Chapter of Nigerian Union of Local Workers (NULGE), Alhaji Bayo Titilayo-Sodo, has on weekend declared that local government workers in the state are no more hungry as before.
Titilayo-Sodo, who revealed this while speaking with newsmen in his office,disclosed that workers in twenty council areas in the state have been paid their salaries up till date.
While workers in the remaining council areas are being owed between one and two months salaries.
The Oyo NULGE boss commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state for recently releasing the sum of N9 billion for the payment of salaries and pensions for the workers under the payroll of local government councils in the state.
According to him, “the disbursement of the money has brought a great relief to primary school teachers and local government workers in the state.
“Some people have been saying that the disbursement of the money was political. That does not concern us. All what we know is that we are not hungry like before again, and we commend Governor Ajimobi for this”.
He expressed optimism that with local government election conducted and democratically elected already sworn – in, there will be improved welfare packages for council workers and increased grassroots development.
The Oyo NULGE boss also used the opportunity to reveal that most of the issues on local government employees sacked by the state government had been resolved.
According to him, “most of those who had genuine cases have been reinstated, and we hope that others will soon be resolved. As a union, we are helpless and could not wade in to the issues of those who truly presented fake certificates”.