In a bid to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal and the resulting economic challenges on the masses, the executive chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, has announced a palliative of payment of N10,000 for workers of the council.
Oloyede during a workers forum held at the local government secretariat on Wednesday promised to pay N10,000 to each worker to alleviate their financial burdens.
Expressing empathy for the difficulties faced by the workers, Oloyede assured them that their welfare would always be a top priority for his administration.
In addition to the palliative payment, the council chairman also pledged to provide an additional staff bus to ease transportation challenges to and from the office.
Addressing the workers, Oloyede commended the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) for organizing the forum, stating that it provided an opportunity for robust engagement between the management and the workforce.
Oloyede urged the workers to increase their efforts in revenue generation for the council, while assuring them of continued support towards their welfare. He also announced plans for an accelerated approval of a health screening exercise and the distribution of additional relief items for both staff and the general populace.
He said; let me thank our new CM for her believe in our drive for a better Oshodi, she is a good manager of men and resources. So many positive moves we have made for the good of the staff and I want to assure you that we will continue to give priority attention to your welfare. I can assure you that the health mission mentioned by the CM in her opening speech will be given accelerated approval by me”
“To further assuage the effect of fuel subsidy removal on our workers, we will be given the staff N10,000 as palliative to ease the challenges, we will also add one more bus to the two you are currently using to make life easier for you.”
Council Manager, Mrs Iyabode Abosede Ogunyemi, urged workers to live within their means and emphasized the need for regular health check-ups to prevent untimely deaths. She also encouraged workers to support each other during these challenging times, as poverty and depression are prevalent.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of NULGE in Oshodi-Isolo local government, Comrade Aliu Olagoroye, expressed gratitude for the long-awaited workers forum and called on the management to treat workers fairly.