The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 11 election in Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has opened an official platform where all the sacked civil servants in the state, can register their complaints.
Melaye who made this known while having discussions with the Council of Ulama in Lokoja Local Government Area of the State on Thursday promised to review the cases of those who were allegedly relieved of their duties unjustly.
According to a press statement issued by the Director-General, Dino/Habiba Campaign Council, Inuwa Iyodo, the former Kogi Senator explained that pressure became heightened in the state when the means of income and likelihood of the residents were being taken.
Senator Melaye however assured the Islamic Council of Ulama and the Kogi citizens that, every case imputed to the platform will be reviewed.
The statement reads: “Press Statement
“October 06, 2023
Kogi 2023: @_dinomelaye Opens Platform for Sacked Workers to Register Complaints
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) @OfficialPDPNig candidate in the November 11, 2023, Kogi State governorship election, Senator Dino Melaye, has officially opened a platform for all the workers of Kogi State who were unjustly sacked by the outgoing administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“Senator Melaye, who revealed this action during his interface with Council of Ulama in Lokoja Local Government on Thursday, promised to review the cases of all those who were summarily relieved of their duties and unjustifiably thrown into the labour market.
“According to him, the existential challenges in the state became heightened when the means of livelihood of many Kogites were lost, half salaries became the order of the months and the economy of the state, which was built around the civil service earnings, was paralyzed.
“He assured the members of the Council of Ulama and the people of Kogi State that all the cases input to the platform would be reviewed and “there shall be justice.
“The moment we are elected into office and sworn in, Insha Allah, percentages salaries will become history, promotion without cash-backing will end and every worker in this state will get their dues as and when due,” he further assured.
“Lamenting the situation of the state, Senator Melaye recalled that many of the workers lost their lives while being invited for screening, and pensioners are denied their benefits even as ordinary responsibilities of government like provision of water supply have been stopped.
“He urged the sacked workers, including the lecturers of the state university, to enter their complaints in the platform created to ensure that they get justice.
“Prince Inuwa Iyodo
Dino/Habiba Campaign Council.”