Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday inaugurated an 11man committee to review salary of workers among other demands of the labour unions following the directive of the national leaders of the labour unions after the removal of fuel subsidy.
The Committee to be headed by the Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), Prof Olanike Adeyemo has the Head of Service, Olubunmi Oni; Commissioners Akinola Ojo (Finance), Adeniyi Adebisi (Establishments and Training), Abiodun Aikomo (Attorney-General/Justice) and the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Labour Matters, Comrade Adebayo Titilola-Sodo as members.
Other members include: Executive Assistant to Governor Makinde on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd); Oyo State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Kayode Martins; his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Comrade Bosun Olabiyi; Chairman, Public Service Joint Negotiating Council (PSJNC), Comrade Olaonipekun Oluwaseun and Director, Establishments Matters of the State Ministry of Establishments and Training, Mr O. Ojelabi as the Secretary.
The committee was named “Adhoc Inter-ministerial Committee on the harmonisation of the various demands by the Labour unions in Oyo state”.
The committee has a four weeks mandate to submit it report and recommendations to the governor.
The inauguration was in fulfilment of an earlier promise by the governor who assured the labour leaders of the move after they delivered a letter of request to him personally last week.
Speaking shortly after the inauguration, Governor Makinde thanked the workers for reciprocating the government kind gestures of welfare with cooperation, noting that the gesture allowed the government concentrate on delivering on its mandate to the people.
He urged the government team in the committee to be open and transparent in the deliberations while also appealing to the labour team to show understanding in their demands in a way that will not make other sectors or aspect of the state suffer neglect.