By: Tunde Ogunmola
It was jubilation galore for workers of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, as 10kg of Lake rice were given to them for free by the Executive Chairman of the council, Hon. Jelili Suleiman.
The incentive was given to the staff during the first official meeting the chairman had with his workers.
At the meeting, Hon Sulaiman assured the staff of the commitment of his administration to their welfare and improved standard of living.
He further called on staff to change their attitude to work and ensure better service delivery for the people of Alimosho.
The council boss, also approved requests of the workers for, staff welfare allowance, provision of drugs for staff clinic, provision of a sick bay, quarterly staff meeting and monthly meeting with the executive members of the local government chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
However, the high point of the meeting was the premium placed on staff physical appearance at the meeting as conditions for free lake rice distribution among staff. This, was due to staff Luke warm attitude to attendance at the meeting despite being informed on schedule.
The Vice Chairman of the local government, Prince Francis Adebisi took charge of the physical counting exercise as directed by his boss. While the staff strength of the local government was put at 560, only 240 staff were physically present at the meeting, prompting the Chairman to announce free 10kg Lake rice for each of the staff physically present at the meeting. Each staff was given a tally number which he/she used to pick up the package.
Hon Sulaiman also announced Sallah bonus for the staff in the following order: N2,000 for each non-pensionable staff, N3,000 for each junior staff and N5,000 for each senior staff.