By Yaquob Temitope
A serving President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oyo state chapter, Alhaji Bayo Titilola-Sodo has emerged newly elected Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state chapter.
In his message to Oyo workers, Titilola-Sodo declared that there was no excuse for any state governor not to implement the N30,000 minimum wage with immediate effect.
He made the declaration while speaking with Journalists immediately after he was declared winner of the election at the NLC delegates conference held at Adamasingba stadium, Ibadan, the state capital.
Titilola-Sodo explained that the payment of minimum wage became a law, bidding on all the 36 state governors which needs no persuasion before the implementation particularly in the state.
According to him, “the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wages should be implemented immediately without further delay. The President has signed it, it is a law and the law is bidding on all the 36 state governors.
“It is a law, it requires no persuasion, it covers all the states of the federation. The outgoing governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi promised to pay N30,000 minimum wage, the governor-elect, Engr. Seyi Makinde also promised us even before the election. So we would hold both of them to their words”.
Speaking on what to expect from the newly elected executives of the NLC in the next three years, Titilola-Sodo said “a situation where workers are paid their salaries as at when due, a situation where workers enjoy their benefits as and when due.
“A situation where nepotism and favouritism are not allowed, a situation where workers are not victimised, where justice prevails; where sanity is brought into the system unlike the present situation”.
Other elected executives are Adedeji Taofeek, vice chairman 1; Martins Bayonle, vice chairman 2; Rukayat Afonja, chairperson; Ademola Babalola, Treasurer; Oladele Olusegun and Folorunsho Olujimi, auditor 1 and 2 respectively.