Towoju reaffirms government's support for trade unions

The Kwara State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Olabode George Towoju, has reaffirmed the government's support for trade unions and the self-employed in the state.

Towoju made the reaffirmation  while receiving the executive members of a non-Yoruba-speaking group of Bike riders, the Nasara Okada Riders' Association (NORA), Ilorin, at the Ministry's conference room today.

He commended them for helping during the "2019 Otoge Movement" and assured them of the government's readiness to listen to their demands and grant their wishes. 

The Commissioner promised to relay their needs to the appropriate quarters and ensure that their ìneeds are met. 

Earlier, the State President of NORA, Alhaji Abbdullahi Yusuf, stated that theirs is a trade union cum association registered by the  Corporate Affairs Commission and that they also pay their dues to the government.

According to him, the non-Yoruba-speaking tribes of Okada riders have been requesting for the creation of additional branches of Okada Riders' Association in Kwara State.

Yusuf added that the addition will help them benefit from the government while also allowing them have an input at the decision-making level, coupled with a sense of belonging in the State Joint Okada Riders' Association. 

The president submitted that if their requests are granted, the non-Yoruba-speaking group will also have the opportunity to have representatives in the Executive Council of the Kwara State Joint Okada Riders' Association.

Ayobami Ashaolu,
Press Secretary,
Ministry of Communications.


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