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Pension Law : We'll Continue To Uphold Workers' Interest, Ogun Assembly Speaker Assures Labour Unions



From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Kunle Oluomo, has again apologised to the organised labour unions in the State over the State Pension Amendment Law, which had a speedy passage.

Oluomo said the passage was borne out of the need to acede to the request of Governor Dapo Abiodun, who sought the Assembly’s approval to access N20bn bond to defray the outstanding gratuities owed retired workers since 2012.

The Speaker in a statement on Friday, apologized to the organised labour for the method applied in carrying out the amendment, stating that the lawmakers were truly persuaded by the presentation of the Executive that the amendment if done within a given time, would grant the State unhindered access to the fund. 

"I am light hearted that the Governor, who sent the bill to the House is yet to assent to the bill in line with his personally pronounced promise to me that government will engage Labour Unions and reach an agreement with them before anything will be done, so the 2014 law remains the extant Law on Pension in Ogun State today.

"Let me reiterate here that the House under my leadership will not do anything against the interest of the Labour Unions nor allow the rights and privileges of the workforce to be tampered upon," Oluomo stated. 

He assured the labour Unions of the 9th Assembly's commitment towards upholding the interest, rights and privileges of the work force.


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