Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Workers’ strike: We cannot be held to ransom by any group or individuals —Amosun

By News Express on 20/10/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,069

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his government is determined not to allow itself to be held to ransom by any group or individuals for selfish, parochial and ulterior motives.

Speaking at the 2017 Budget Town Hall Meeting held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta yesterday, the governor, who was apparently commenting on the strike called by some labour leaders in the state, said: “The era of playing politics under the guise of labour movement and agitation for improved welfare and condition of service is over and gone for good in Ogun State.

“People that are interested in politics should have the courage and honour to resign and join the politicians. This is in no way trying to abridge the right of our people to agitate for better or improved condition of living, but in doing so, we should allow reason, consideration for other stakeholders and general interest of the state to prevail. This is the only way to ensure the continued development of the state.”

He noted that despite the challenges currently facing the nation, the state has remained afloat by being one of the few ones paying workers salary as and when due.

The governor therefore solicited the support of all, saying: “It is pertinent to remind us that we all need to come together again to sustain and increase the achievements of the last five and half years. It is only when we do this that we will take our state to the desired height.”

Amosun assured of his government's unwavering commitment and service to the development of the state and the improvement in the living standards of the people, adding that it is “set on an irreversible journey to take our state to greater heights.”

Continuing, he said: “I cannot end this address without reiterating our administrations unwavering commitment to the continued development of Ogun State and all our people, irrespective of classification of gender, location, religion or job stratification.

“But in doing this, it is also important to note that no group or individual can be more important than the state that binds all of us together.

“In as much as people talk and appreciate several projects that we have executed (schools, hospitals, roads, housing estates, the number of new industries, power etc.), I would love to be remembered mostly for establishing and sustaining a system-driven environment.

“Once again, I crave your continued support and understanding which this 2017 Budget Town Hall Meeting seeks to promote as we set on an irreversible journey to take our State to greater heights.”

•Photo shows Governor Amosun fielding questions from journalists.

Source News Express

Posted 20/10/2016 05:49:02 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Have you seen Jeffrey Okafor in Nigeria? London...

Be good ambassadors of Nigeria, Masari urges Katsina...

OKUPE ATTACKS LAI MOHAMMED, says Fashola can’t stop...

Jonathan vows to rescue Chibok schoolgirls if re-elected...

US Navy pledges support to Nigeria

Breaking News: FG, Govs reach agreement on Federation...

Fashion designer seeks N12m assistance for urgent renal...

60 pro-Biafra activists charged with terrorism

Cut down on fats consumption: WHO

London police called to arrest Nigerian journalist who...

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops to 39th, Germany back...

South Africa announces discovery of new human-like species...


Latest News Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Northern Elders, others meet over state of nation IPOB calls for boycott of 2019 election •Condemns vote buying in Ekiti gov election How we stopped Niger Delta militancy, IPOB plot – Osinbajo Saraki, Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed meet with PDP leaders 30 killed, 7 missing in fresh Zamfara attacks Abia signs MoU with 2 firms for construction of ‘Enyimba Economic City’ Reps direct Agip to suspend surveillance contract of Darlong Security, others Police inspector dismissed, docked for divulging official secrets Senate summons petroleum minister over "irregularities" in agencies EFCC arraigns 2 for illegal oil deal APC postpones governorship primaries in Osun Lagosians groan as trucks block entire stretch of Apapa-Oshodi expressway


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (362,374 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,587 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,994 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,460 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (214,733 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,649 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,660 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,588 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,360 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,825 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,702 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,919 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,353) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (887) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (285) International (2,139) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,248) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,606) Religion (783) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera