Members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ondo State chapter on Thursday said the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, must recontest for a second term in Office.

The mammoth crowd who are visibly joyful workers, expressed their delights, adding that they have benefitted immensely from Akeredolu led’s administration.

Speaking through the State NULGE President, Comrade Bola Taiwo at the occasion of the State Delegates Conference held in Akure, the State Capital, the local government workers listed some of the achievements of the Governor as “approval for 2018 and 2019 promotion and payment of the 2017 leave bonus to the Local government workers.

“Apart from this, the union also got the approval of Mr. Governor for the conduct of absorption and conversion exercise to deserving workers in the local government service.

“We are also glad that this administration on assumption of offfice in February 2017, inherited backlog of unpaid salary arrears of seven months and leave bonus and in your fulfilment of your promise to prioritise workers’ welfare, you have not only paid five months of the salary arrears at the local government level and you have also been consistent and prompt in the payment of salaries since the inception of your administration “.

The NULGE President particularly appreciated the effort of the Local Government Service Commission Chairman, Hon. Femi Idris for his unassuming understanding and support for the workers.

While responding, Governor Akeredolu said he is fully aware and appreciative of the enviable progress and achievements of the present NULGE leadership in the past six years of its existence.

The Governor, particularly appreciated the peaceful and harmonious labour relations in all the local government councils of the state.

Akeredolu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi said his administration has enjoyed a good working relationship with NULGE, adding that it has resulted in the promotion of peace and development of the State.

The Governor assured the workers that he is committed to continue improving on the good works his administration has started, stressing that he will not derail on the noble path.

He, however, charged the leadership of NULGE and all workers in the local government service of the state to continue to identify and support the state government in the execution of its various people-oriented and worker-friendly policies which are geared toward the progress and development of the state.