The Ondo state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has tasked the newly inaugurated lawmakers of the state to ensure their decisions are labour-friendly to have a smooth tenure.
The state chairman of NLC, Mr Sunday Adeleye in a statement on Sunday, while congratulating the Ninth Assembly lawmakers on the new beginning, said the lawmakers as the direct representatives of the people should work hard to give quality representation through the passage into law of bills that would impact positively on the people of the state.
“NLC believes that the re-election of the Speaker, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun and his Deputy, Hon. Ogundeji Iroju as presiding officers of the Assembly is a clear indication that they will act as the bridge between the government and the people.
“The Congress urges the lawmakers to regularly visit and interact with their constituents for them to understudy their challenges and how government can address such,” he said.
Adeleye also implored the lawmakers on the need to partner with relevant stakeholders including the organised labour unions on how to move the state forward.
He stressed the need for the new parliamentarians to pay more attention to their oversight functions as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“It is the opinion of the NLC that such will put the executive arm on their toes to implement laws and budgetary provisions passed by the Assembly for the benefit of the masses.
“The union also appeals to the lawmakers to take labour friendly decisions that will motivate and enhance the productivity of the state workforce.
“The Assembly should give maximum support to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 in the state.
“The workers’ union also advises the Assembly of the need to develop a smooth working relationship with Gov. Akeredolu and be guided by the principle of checks and balance in government”, he said.