The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has met with the leadership of organized labour Congress, the Ogun State chapter urging them not to paint the state black in the pages of newspapers, as his government is more than committed to workers welfare.
The Governor during the meeting, which was held at the Conference room of Governor’s office in Abeokuta, implored the unions against sending wrong signal, saying, “our State is doing well in the comity of States in Nigeria”.
Governor Amosun who disclosed that his office is always opened for negotiations maintained that the State has had it good under this present administration, adding that his government would not rest on its oars at making life more comfortable for the people.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga reiterated the stand of Governor Amosun led administration not to owe any of its workers by the time he is leaving office.
Onanuga disclosed that the remaining issues of deductions, leave bonuses, gratuities, pensions, promotion arrears would be addressed, admonishing labour union not to de-market the State, especially now that the election season has come.
Speaking on behalf of the organized labour Congress, the Chairman of Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Comrade Abiodun Olakanmi called on workers to put their minds at rest, assuring that all the entitlements of workers would be duly paid before the Governor leaves office.
Olakanmi, describing the meeting as a father to children relationship, said “with all that the Governor has said and promised, we believe there is light at the end of the tunnels”.
Press Officer, office of the Governor
OGUN CJ BEGINS TOUR OF PRISON FORMATIONS, ESTABLISHES COURTS IN PRISONS
As part of her administration’s agenda to decongest Prisons and Courts in Ogun State, the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has begun a tour of the five Prison Formations across the State.
Speaking at the Prison decongestion exercise, Justice Dipeolu disclosed that Prison Courts have been established in all the prisons across the State to help in decongesting magistrate courts and the prisons, in order to address the challenges of moving inmates to courts and providing inmates easy access to courts amongst other factors.
She disclosed that, as part of efforts to fast track justice dispensation, Judges of the State High Court, in charge of criminal cases would be visiting prisons across the State on monthly rotational basis.
“I want those released today not to go back to crime, be of good behaviour and be good citizens of Nigeria. Presently we don’t have too many old cases, as the Directors of Public Prosecution (DPPs’) are working assiduously on the backlog of case files. Also to help in decongesting prisons and courts, I have just created Courts in Prisons, two Courts would start sittings at Oba Prison from January, 2019, one each at Ilaro, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode, to help handle cases in their jurisdictions”, Dipeolu emphasized.
In his speech, Comptroller of Prisons, Ogun State Command, Mr. Abolade Benson, admonished the freed inmates to be law abiding as they go out and contribute their quotas to the development of the society, adding that the introduction of community service for minor offences was a welcome idea which would help decongest the prisons.
A total of 17 awaiting trials inmates were released at the New Abeokuta Prison, Oba and six at the Ibara Prison, Abeokuta respectively.