NULGE, Joint Kwara Labour Congress Condemn Palace Fracas, Dissociate From Possible Eid Attack
The leadership of the Kwara State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and Joint Kwara Labour Congress have dissociated themselves from the fracas that occurred at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.
In a separate statements issued by both NULGE and the Joint Labour Congress on Monday, 4 July, the unions dissociated themselves and their members from the incident, which they described as shameless and unwarranted.
NULGE said it had never directed her members to engage in such act as it remains a responsible, peaceful and law-abiding union, adding that it will not descend to the level of causing mayhem or breach of peace, security, law and order in the State.
The union, however, stressed that it is fully committed to the genuine struggle for the welfare of its members.
NULGE in the statement signed by its Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Abayomi, therefore, dissociated itself from any person or group that would want to hide under the prevailing circumstances of LG workers to perpetrate any nefarious activity before, during and after Sallah festivity.
Similarly, the leadership of the Joint Kwara labour congress emphasized that it has no plan to stage any sort of demonstration or attack at the Eid praying ground during the eid-l-fitri celebration to mark the end of Ramadan.
In a statement jointly signed by the State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Yekini Kareem Agunbiade; Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Olumoh Kolawole Nasir, and State Chairman of JNC-Trade Union Side, Comrade. Kehinde Kolawole, the congress appealed to all categories of workers to remain calm and law abiding as the state governor has assured that efforts are ongoing to make sure that all salaries are cleared.
The labour unions also commended workers in the State for their cooperation, understanding and endurance, assuring them that negotiations are ongoing with the State government to resolve the salary challenges facing them.?