The Kwara State government has given 10,000 bags of 10kg rice as palliatives to labour unions for onward distribution to their members in the state to cushion the effect of high cost of consumer goods.
This followed an engagement the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had with the leadership of organised labour and other stakeholders.
State chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Joseph Tunde Meshach and state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Saheed Olayinka, commended the governor for his continuous efforts to provide relief to people in the state.
Acknowledging that the government had granted 11 of its 21 requests, the labour leaders said talks were proceeding positively with the government on their other demands to improve their condition of service.
“On Tuesday, we had a meeting with him, where he said he would be giving the labour movement in the state 10,000 bags of rice (10kg) as a form of support at this time.
“It is part of the things to ameliorate the suffering of the people which we truly appreciate. We appreciate the gesture,” TUC chairman, Comrade Tunde Joseph, told reporters in Ilorin at the weekend.