Lagos - The newly-elected Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State Chapter, Tokunbo Korodo, has urged the governor-elect Akinwunmi Ambode to emulate his successor on labour matters.
Korodo gave the advice on Thursday at the NLC 11th State Delegates’ Conference and inauguration of new executives in Lagos.
He said that the union would extend unalloyed support to the new administration to succeed and also work to strengthen the relationship between government and workers within the state.
The chairman said that the union expected to see in return good governance in the state in areas of fulfilling the promises he made to them on orkers welfare.
Korodo reiterated the commitment of the council under his leadership to vigorously maintain peace and harmony in the workplace.
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"I will promote, project and protect the rights of Nigerian worker against any form of oppression, suppression, servitude and slavery conditions and inhumane policies inimical to workers welfare.
"We are against the casualisation of workers and we will constitute an anti-casualisation committee in line with statutory obligation to defend and protect the rights of every Nigerian worker," he said.
He condemned the outbreak of Xenophobia in South Africa where scores of deaths had been recorded and properties worth millions of naira annihilated by armed group.
Korodo said that the act was a crime against fellow Africans who were in South Africa to seeking livelihood.
"It is a crime against the unity of Africa people, so we call on the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, to stem this ugly trend that is at the verge of distorting the Africa unity before the rest of the world."