The Oyo State Chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) have presented the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, with an award of excellence as the Most Worker-Friendly Governor.
The Unions made the delivery of the Award on Friday, May 1, 2020, at a special programme to mark the year 2020 Workers’ Day, held at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Oyo State branch, in Ibadan.
The State NLC Chairman, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo and the State Chairman of TUC, Comrade Emmanuel Ogundiran, in their separate remarks at the event, appreciated the Governor for prioritising workers’ welfare, prompt payment of salaries and pensions and for surpassing the 96 months record of the previous administration in pension payment in only 96 days.
The Union’s promised to continue to support Governor Makinde-led administration to do more for their members.
The Governor, who also used the occasion to appreciate workers in the State, including Health Workers and others who have been volunteering in one capacity or the other for their commitment, understanding and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 in the State, regretted how the pandemic has affected workers, especially Private School owners, club owners, event planners, transporters and countless others, whom he said have been most hit by the situation.
The special Workers’ Day Programme was held in accordance with the COVID-19 protocol of social distancing.