The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun state, on Monday, said it had canceled the Workers Day celebration in honour of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke who died on April 23rd, 2017.
The State NLC chairman, Mr Jacob Adekomi said in Osogbo, that the body took the decision to honour Adeleke who was the state’s first civilian governor. Adeleke was the Governor between 1992 and 1993, before his tenure was truncated by General Sani Abacha on 17 November 1993.
Adekomi said the Fidau (prayer) for Adeleke also falls on Workers’ Day.He said that in line with the call by the national body of the NLC for better welfare for civil servants, “Osun NLC is also pressing home and making demands for the payments of all outstandings from the state government.
“We are demanding from the government the payment of outstanding balance of over 20 months half salaries the workers are being owed. “We are also asking the government to pay workers their leave allowances and other benefits that are due to them”.
Adekomi said that their demands were always contained in letters which they had been forwarding to the government asfollow ups to meetings they had been holding.
Senator Isiaka Adeleke, representing Osun West senatorial district, died on Sunday, 23rd April, 2017, and has since been buried according to Islamic injunction.