Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria, has approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry area of the State for workers housing schemes.
Sanwo-Olu presented the title documents to chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) at an elaborate event organised to commemorate Workers’ Day.
The two housing schemes will be built by the labour unions with funds from Federal Mortgage Bank and supervised by the Ministry of Housing.
The labour unions will also have a befitting secretariat to aid their operations, the Governor assured.
The event, with the theme: “COVID-19 Pandemic, Social and Economic Crises: Challenges for Jobs, Social Protection and Peoples’ Welfare”, was held at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan in the state.
“In the past year, we took a major step in promoting workers’ welfare by revising the 2020 Budget to accommodate the social and economic impact of COVID-19 and to prioritise spending and investment that fulfilled the two primary goals of keeping our people alive and helping.”
The governor also donated official vehicles, secretariat to the workers.