For his statement during a townhall meeting in Abeokuta where he suggested that Ogun State civil servants who are embarking on strike “do not have sense,” Governor Ibikunle Amosun got berated by Mrs Iredee Oginni, the state chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria.
Oginni said today:
“Following the report been circulated, it was apparent for me to react to the issues as it concerns the well-being and welfare of Ogun State Civil Servants. Governor Amosun has displayed a Callous, Wicked and Heartless move towards the Civil Servants in Ogun State.
“The NLC issued a short memo, notifying the general public that UNKNOWN THUGS AND TOUT HAS BEEN UNLEASHED UPON THEM WHILE PROTESTING ALONG WATER CORPORATION AREA IN THE CITY OF ABEOKUTA.
“The NLC has decided to embark on this strike following the adamant move of Mr.Governor towards the non-payment of a 13month co-operative deductions and gratuities.
“It was should be recalled that the Governor had earlier named the protest as rubbish and tagged the Civil Servants as Fools.
“However, I will let Mr. Governor know that as the Number 1 servant in Ogun State, he is indebted to the yearnings of his member, and utmost welfarism should be his watchword, but all am seeing is a Non-Challant attitude’s towards them.
“Unity Party of Nigeria is ready to back and give the Civil Servants the needed support to actualize their request.
“In the best interest of Mr. Governor he should listen to the plight of the Civil Servants and at least save his face from this shameful act and restore sanity to the development of the State.”