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NLC Hails Fayemi, Says Salary/ Pension Saga Sacked PDP

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The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC], Comrade Ayuba Wabba has, on behalf of the Congress, congratulated Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on his election as the governor of Ekiti State.

Comrade Wabba, in the letter dated 20th July, 2018, and titled “Letter of Congratulations”, believed that the non-payment of workers salary and pension by the outgoing government was enough reason for the vote of no confidence by the people on the outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose.

The letter reads in full:

On behalf of my family and the Nigeria Labour Congress, I convey to you my hearty congratulations on your election as the Governor of Ekiti State.

Your election, no doubt, is a reflection of the popular wishes of the people and their appreciation of the work you started.

Few, if any, suffered the level of government-engineered vilification and witch-hunt aimed at frustrating your bid for a second term in office.

That you won this election in spite of these obstacles or frustration should be a source of joy and pride to you and your esteemed supporters.

However, we advise that this victory be not pay back time, and neither should it be seen or treated as one but as an opportunity to complete the work started by you in your first tenure.

Most importantly, we believe, it will avail you a rare chance to render higher and greater service to the people of Ekiti State who have kept faith with you in spite of everything.

We believe that the non-payment of workers salary and pension by the outgoing government was enough reason for the vote of no confidence by the people.

We are confident that one of your first executive actions once sworn into office would be to clear the backlog of salaries and pension owed Ekiti workers.

There are other compelling needs of Ekiti people on the basis of which they will look up to you.

They shall be acting within their civic rights and responsibility if and when they hold you accountable to your promises.

Our responsibility to your government would be no less. We therefore urge you to give your utmost, your very best.

Finally, as you savour this victory, and prepare to render service to your people as Governor once again, we wish you merry winds!

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