Don’t take workers’ welfare for granted –Jakande
Aformer Governor of lagos State, lateef Jakande, has called for improvement in the welfare of workers in the state and the nation at large.
The elder statesman also called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu to work the talk on his campaign promises, especially on housing and transportation challenges that were confronting lagosians.
He said this when officials of the Trade Union Congress , lagos State Council, paid him a courtesy visit at his illupeju residence.
“i am ready to work with you even as i call on the Federal and State governments to take the welfare of the citizens at high esteem, Nigerians deserve the best because we have a lot to take care of everyone,” he said.
Jakande, who appreciated the gesture of the TUC council executives, promised to do all within his capacity to project the union’s factor in the front burner of the current state government’s plans, adding “my door is open anytime for collaboration, let nobody take the welfare of workers for granted.”
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, TUC, Lagos Council,
Gbenga Ekundayo, who recalled that the largest housing project in lagos was done by Jakande, noted that such massive projects needed to be consolidated with other basic needs of the people in the state.
Ekundayo urged Sanwo-olu to expedite actions in fixing the dilapidated road network around the city for easy vehicular movement.
He also advised the governor to follow the legacies of Jakande in tackling housing deficit, health and education challenges in the state.
He said: “The governor is doing some things, but we hope to see a better lagos than he met it. His step to
improve the welfare of workers is appreciated, howbeit it is not yet uhuru, hence to whom much is given much is expected.
“Back then, government officials strive to make good name first before other things fall in place but now the society has changed, people strive to make money anyhow before attempting to make name. We charge leaders to do what is right for posterity sake.”
He promised to make Year 2020 impactful and engaging for his members, seeking their maximum co-operation and respect for dignity of labour, which he said must not be treated with kid’s gloves.