Workers under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and Trade Union Congress(TUC) has officially named the enigmatic Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose a Comrade.
Conferment of the title was formalised at Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti on Monday during a programme organised in celebration of the 2017 Workers’ Day.
Before the governor was decorated with a muffler with the inscription ‘Comrade Ayodele Fayose’ by Ekiti State NLC Chairman, Prince Ade Adesanmi and the Ekiti State TUC Chairman, Comrade Odunayo Adesoye on the salute dais in the stadium, the programme anchor, Comrade Adeniyi O. attributed the honour to Mr. Fayose’s outstanding leadership qualities, the way he handled the herdsmen menace, security of lives and properties, workers welfare, women empowerment and provision of special grants for workers who are interested in farming.
“Unionism is not all about salary payment, we would have conferred this title on you since last year but for the unfortunate demise of 7 of our colleagues. Your stance on the nefarious activities of herdsmen remains a template across Nigeria. That is leadership.
“Promotion of over 15,000 workers that you approved in one fell swoop has been on the table for more than 3 years before you took over. Security crack teams set up by your administration has in no small measure reduced criminality in the state.
“These steps are commendable. Your effort at empowering Ekiti women we must also commend, these amongst other rare feats attained during your tenure are the reasons for conferring on you the title Comrade Governor”, Comrade Adeniyi said.