– At the workers’ day celebration in Ekiti state, labour unions ggave him the title, Comrade – He was lauded his outstanding leadership qualities Governor Ayodele Fayose has been officially named a Comrade by workers under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and Trade Union Congress(TUC).
May 1, during a programme organised in celebration of the 2017 Workers’ Day. The event took place inside the main bowl of Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti. According to Lere Olayinka, the governor’s aide, he was decorated with a muffler with the inscription ‘Comrade Ayodele Fayose’ by Ekiti State NLC Chairman, Prince Ade Adesanmi and the Ekiti State TUC Chairman, Comrade Odunayo Adesoye.
The workers’ day celebration took place inside the main bowl of Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti The anchor of the programme said Fayose was honoured for his outstanding leadership qualities, especially for the way he handled the herdsmen menace.
He said: “Unionism is not all about salary payment, we would have conferred this title on you since last year but for the unfortunate demise of 7 of our colleagues.
Your stance on the nefarious activities of herdsmen remains a template across Nigeria. That is leadership. Fayose was decorated with a muffler with the inscription ‘Comrade Ayodele Fayose’ “Promotion of over 15,000 workers that you approved in one fell swoop has been on the table for more than 3 years before you took over.
Security crack teams set up by your administration has in no small measure reduced criminality in the state. “These steps are commendable. Your effort at empowering Ekiti women we must also commend, these amongst other rare feats attained during your tenure are the reasons for conferring on you the title Comrade Governor.”