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2023 May Day: Ondo ASUSS Tasks State Govenors On Salary Increment

By Dupson Collins, 1st May 2023

The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Ondo State Chapter Comrade Tajudeen Balogun has tasked Nigerian Governors across the 36 days to emulate President Muhammed Buhari who has approved salary rise for federal workers.

He stated this while chatting with the PATH during the 2023 Workers Day Celebration held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade Akure, Ondo State.

It could be recalled that Buhari led government approved 40 per cent peculiar allowance to federal civil servants under the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure with believe that the money will help the government workers navigate through inflation, rising cost of living, hike in transportation fair, housing and electricity tariffs.

The Chairman called the attention of the governors to the sendforth package of the president to federal workers with the increment, imploring the state governments to demonstrate the implementation in their respective state to further motivate state workers.

He appealed to the workers in Nigeria not to lose hope as they await the inauguration of new administration under Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who he described as workers’ friendly while governing Lagos State, with believe of replicating same as the president of Nigeria.

Comrade Balogun, asked the president elect to focus his attention on insecurity and other menace that has taken over the country in the last eight years, adding that Nigerians who voted for him on the 25th of February are expecting a lot from his government.

” In the last eight years, we have lost count of teachers and students that have been kidnapped and killed by the terrorist, our country must be safe again; Nigerians are looking forward to a government where lives and property will be prioritized.

While commending Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over welfare of the state workers, he urged the governor to look at the challenges of workers highlighted in the May Day speech of the TUC and NLC Chairmen respectively.

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