The Kwara State Government Committee led by the Chief of Staff Alhaji Abdulkadir Mahe on Friday held a marathon meeting with Labour leaders on issues of workers’ welfare and maintenance of industrial harmony.
The meeting was attended by top government officials, including the Chief of Staff; Senior Adviser and Counselor to the Governor Saadu Salau; Senior Special Assistant on Labour Matters Alhaji AbdulKareem Onagun; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye; Permanent Secretary (Establishment) Alhaji Muhammed Ibrahim Muhammed; and former Special Adviser on Special Duties Alhaji Abdulrazaq Jiddah.
Labour was represented by the NLC Chairman in the state Comrade Muritala Saheed Olayinka; TUC Chairman Comrade Joseph Tunde Meshach; and Chairman of the State Joint Negotiating Council Comrade Saliu Suleiman.
Frank, yet conciliatory, both parties acknowledged that the meeting recorded appreciable progress on account of the good faith, openness, and patriotism on the two sides.
The meeting also agreed that things can always improve on an incremental basis and understanding of issues deepened as the two sides continue to engage in good faith.
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January 20, 2024.