Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) in Ogun State, has declared its support for the second term bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The union attributed their support to the good governance being espoused by the governor across Ogun.
The Public Relations Officer of the union, Soneye Tunde, who made this known in an interview with newmen shortly after leaders and members of the union met with the governor in his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said that the NUMW is proud of the achievements of the governor.
Soneye while noting that the union had contributed immensely to the economic development of the state, stated that the union remains the only one in the state that has collected more haulage fees in the state.
“We are here to tell him that we have adopted him for a second term in office, we are here to tell him the entire members of the union across the state are ready to work to bring him back into office, because we have seen his good works since the beginning of his administration.
“We are contributing very well to the economy of the state to the extent that the government has given us the revenue collection for haulage fee and we happen to be the only body that has collected more revenue than any other body,” he said.
While drawing the attention of the state government to the need to enforce discipline in haulage collection, he said that no one is bigger than the state government.
Earlier, Governor Abiodun had commended the union for being peaceful and calm in their dealings, saying that he is glad with the good reports he got from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment about the union’s activities.
While charging members of the union to be law abiding in their activities, the governor said that it must also continue to show that its members are responsible members of the public.