Let’s all work towards de-emphasizing money politics – Oluomo
Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA, Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, wants the labour unions to always focus their agitations on the promotion and entrenchment of good governance rather than remuneration of workers.
Mr. Oluomo stated this in Abeokuta during the 2021 Independence Day Anniversary lecture organized by the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, titled: “Nigeria at Crossroads: Who and What would save the masses?”.
The Speaker who noted that championing development-based policies would go a long way in putting the nation on the path of progress and economic stability, stressed the need to de-emphasize money politics in the electoral process to produce high quality individuals holding elective offices.
Earlier in his presentation, the guest lecturer and human rights activist, Barrister Femi Aborisade, stated the need for the labour unions to provide leadership to the masses by championing good governance.
Attributing the spate of insecurity in the nation to the collapse of purchasing power, unemployment and general economic insecurity, Barrister Aborisade explained that the challenge before the labour union was to use labour as a tool in pushing masses-oriented policies on behalf of the people to the government for implementation.
Also speaking, the Ogun State NLC Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole, said all stakeholders including human rights groups, security personnel and politicians remained partners in progress in the new Nigeria being envisioned by all.