Ogun workers storm governor’s office, protest in the rain over minimum wage, pension, others

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

Workers in Ogun state on Tuesday stormed the governor’s office in Oke-Mosan area of Abeokuta of the state to demand for abolition of the pension reform bill,payment of gratuities and new minimum wage, among others.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the workers, despite the downpour in the state capital in early Tuesday morning came out in large number and protested against what they described as ‘insensitivity’ of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun.

PLATFORM TIMES further reports that other agitations of the workers include an outstanding six years leave allowances , three years promotion and 134 months unpaid pension.

The workers who converged on the Arcade ground in the governor’s office were seen chanting different solidarity songs to express their displeasure over an alleged negligence by the Dapo Abiodun led administration.

The workers described the recently passed Pension Reform bill as a ‘killer law’ that should be abolished.

They also demanded for the payment of the negotiated minimum wage by the end of September.

PLATFORM TIMES however gathered that some labour leaders in the state are currently meeting with the state government to deliberate on the some of the issues raised.

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