Ben Peters, Abuja
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in November 11, 2023 Kogi State Governorship election, Senator Dino Melaye, has promised to review cases of sacked workers in the state in the past seven years.
Senator Melaye, who revealed his plan in Lokoja when he received in audience some of the victims of the cruel dismissal of staff in State and Local Government Services across Kogi State, assured of his determination to revisit all such cases with the hope of providing justice to the victims.
“When by the grace of God, your will and the will of all our people, I am elected and sworn into office as your governor, I will revisit your cases and ensure that you get justice,” Melaye told the representatives of the sacked workers.
Speaking further, he said, “the administration that I will lead, by the grace of God, will wear a human face. We are coming to work for the people, and in doing that, all the victims of the maladministration of the past seven years will get justice where they have been inhumanly treated.
“I’m aware of people who lost their lives and yet their families were not compensated; lecturers in our higher institutions that were summarily dismissed; staff in the state or local governments employment that were relieved of their employment just because money were sent into their bank accounts by relatives or withdrawals were made from their salaries accounts outside of Kogi State. I assure you that you will get justice,” Senator Melaye stressed.
He noted that in the weeks ahead, he will make public the processes through which the victims of dismissal and other ill treatments in the state public service will register their grievances for redress.