By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Osun state, Comrade Jacob Adekomi has asked the state government to verify the N3.6 billion monthly wage bill of the state properly asserting that government is likely to discover the real wage bill is not up to that.
Adekomi gave the advice on Monday, 10th August, 2015 while speaking at a forum, Osun Stakeholders’ Conference organised by Osun Legislators’ Forum, an umbrella body of House of Representatives and members of Senate representing the state.
With a proper screening, the NLC chairman said he was confident the government would find out the difference between what it pays as wage bill monthly and what the actual wage bill should be.
Also speaking at the event, the lawmaker representing Osun Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Sola Adeyeye, said the forum became necessary in view of the delicate political atmosphere hanging over the country.
Senator Adeyeye said that it was apparent that the country was adrift but for the change at the federal level.
He stated that he and his colleagues organised the forum to call on all lovers of the state to put heads together to proffer solutions to the challenges facing the state as occassioned by the national economic crisis.
“We are representatives of our state at the federal level. We cannot sit back when the state as well as the nation faces difficulty.
“It does not matter again to dwell more on who the architect of our current crisis is. We feel strongly that our people from all walks of life must come together to jointly discuss the way forward,” Senator Adeyeye said.
Among the dignitaries present at the conference were: the Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Najeem Salam; eminent businessmen: Chief Tunde Ponnle, Chairman MicCom Cables; Chief Tunde Badmus, Chairman, TUNS Farms; Prof. Ademola Odejide, formerly of the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan; Senator Sunday Fajinmi, governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in the August 9 2014 election and former senator representing Osun West Senatorial District; and former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Moses Aboaba.
Others are Sen. Jide Omoworare, Prof. Mojeed Alabi, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa; Hon Ghafar Amere among others.
The event was also witnessed by many traditional rulers in the state.