By Abdulrasheed Akogun
The workers of Kwara State owned hotel, Kwara Hotels have heaped praises on the former Governor of Kwara State late Rear Admiral Mohammed Alabi Lawal who governed the State between 1999 – 2003.
This much was disclosed by the Head of Human Resource and Acting General Manager of the Hotels, Salami Moshood who doubles as the State Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) while speaking with newsmen at the hotel in reactivation to the early morning peaceful protests of his staffs, bemoaned the plight of the protesting workers, stressing that even though they supported the ouster of the Saraki dynasty, their plight have refused to change for the better.
He said “The last time any government did renovation works on our facilities was in 2001 during the tenure of Alh. Mohammed Lawal, his successors (Dr. Bukola Saraki and Abdulfattah Ahmed) abandoned and orphaned this place and that’s one of the reasons they were voted out.
“Sadly, the AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq government have refused to be a clear departure from the past, as I am speaking with you, they’re owing the staffs 7 months salary.
“It was because of this issue that our former General Manager, Hajia Abdulkadir resigned her appointment, due to deliberate frustration of her efforts.
“We’ve tried all possible bureaucratic options to settle the issue to no avail. I’ve visited the GMD of parent company, Harmony Holdings intimating him of the impending action, yet he’s refused to come down to address the staffs till date” he added.