PS SPECIAL DUTIES (OSGF) APPEALS TO NLRC WORKERS TO SHEATH THEIR SWORDS

FG REITRATES ITS COMMITMENT FOR GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT IN KARU LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL

The Permanent Secretary Special Duties, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (OSGF) Engr. Festus Y.N. Daudu has called on the Workers of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) to sheath their swords and re-open the offices locked up on 21 May, 2019 across the federation.

He made this appeal after series of negotiations with the national leadership of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NLRC local chapter of the union, the Board Members, Management of the National Regulatory Commission and the Special Duties Office being the supervising agency. He promised to ensure that all agreements reached will be implemented to the latter in addition to ensuring that a good cordial working relationship exists between staff, the union and management of the commission.

Engr. Daudu noted that efforts will be made to turn the commission around to achieve the mandate on which it was established as the commission is a goldmine that can fund some aspects of the national budget if properly positioned to generate revenue. Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle the Chairman of the Board of NLRC assured staff members and the executives of the Union that agreements reached will be implemented to the latter. After extensive deliberation on the issues that led to the industrial action embarked upon by the workers of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, the joint meeting issued an eleven point communique addressing wrongful employment of a specific officer, refusal of the Director General of the Commission Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila to sign collective agreements, payments of DTA, condition of Service, use of Security Agency for Staff audit, promotion exercises, compensation for staff injured while on duty, CCTV installation in offices amongst many others.

The meeting also agreed that no staff will be victimized either directly or indirectly by the Commission as a result of his/her participation in the industrial action. After signing the agreement, the meeting consented to suspend the industrial action.

Osagie Jacobs, Julie

D.D Press Special Duties Office

22 May, 2019