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Re-instate sacked Ogun labour leaders now, NLC tells Amosun


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State Council, on Wednesday, condemned the dismissal of Ogun State chairman of NLC and 15 others by the state government.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the Lagos State Council Chairman of NLC, made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reports that Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Monday approved the dismissal of the state chairman of the NLC, Comrade Akeem Ambali, his deputy, Comrade Dare Ilekoya, and 14 others.
The dismal of the labour leaders was contained in a report of a panel of inquiry set up to investigate alleged misconduct of executive members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers on the 2016 World Teachers’ Day celebration.

The event held on Oct. 5, at the NUT Hall, Kuto, Abeokuta. According to Korodo, the dismissal of the labour leaders is contrary to the rule of law.

“The sack of workers’ leaders in Ogun State is wrong; it was not done in a democratic setting. We, in the Lagos council, condemn the act; we are advising the Ogun State Government to reinstate the sacked workers to avoid the wrath of other labour unions in the state.

“We are appealing to the governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, to put his state in order.

“What is happening in Ogun State can set the state on fire if nothing is done to reverse it in time,” he said.

“The government should emulate other state governments that have resolved their labour issues without sacking any of their worker leaders,’’ he said.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.