The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and civil servants to exercise patience over the current economic crisis in the state because a solution is less than 60 days away.
According to the party, the new APC Federal Government has given assurances that it would look into the Federal allocation to the states to reduce months of unpaid salaries, as soon as the new government is sworn in on Friday, 29th May, 2015.
“However, whatever is within the capacity of the state government to do before then, it will certainly do to ease workers’ plight as a result of non payment of salaries,” the party said.
These were the plea and assurances given to NLC and civil servants in a statement released by the Directorate of Publicity of the APC in Osogbo, signed by Barr. Kunle Oyatomi and made available to the media on Wednesday, 29th April, 2015.
The APC said, “the long and difficult battle to defeat the forces of evil that have squandered the nation’s wealth has just been won comprehensively.
This has now paved the way for a new, progressive and responsible APC government to take over the affairs of the country and end the suffering which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) corrupt, mismanaging and treasury looting administration has brought on Nigerians including workers in the state of Osun.
“This is a pleasant transition moment that requires sober, intelligent and calculating responses from all stakeholders in the state of Osun, so that we do not turn victory into sorrow by engaging in actions that will create more problems than solutions’,” the APC said.
“Alhaji Mohammadu Buhari has promised to solve this problem, it is our duty to exercise patience and trust the integrity of the new President to deliver on his promise,” the APC further declared advising Labour and civil servants to ‘give the new leader a breathing space to demonstrate his integrity and progressive credentials, which is not in dispute, except in the “evil consciousness of the PDP leadership in the state”.
The APC admitted that it is stressful, to celebrate in a situation of crisis, but also posited that ‘to create further crisis within a ‘crisis’ is not the wisest thing to do.’
According to the party,'”the stage is already set for a solution, and dialogue would best address the details of effecting that solution, not strike or demonstration or violence'”.
The APC therefore called on all stakeholders in the crisis to give peace a chance so that Osun will return to the glorious days when the Aregbesola-led APC government paid salaries promptly and effected development on a scale never before seen in the state of Osun.