By Onoriode Etatsemi
The Delta State Chairman of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN) , Mr. Thomas Anigara Esq has lauded his colleagues for their contributions towards ensuring the success recorded by his Executives in achieving their collective goals.
Mr. Anigara, who stated this in Asaba while speaking on the state of the association, said that the needs to inform members of the association some of its achievements had become necessary as the tenure of the present executives was gradually winding down which according to him would pave way for an Electoral Committee to be formed to midwife election of incoming Executives.
He said that he was happy with the level of unprecedented achievements of the association under his watch, adding that such feat would not have been recorded without the collective efforts of every member of the association.
Mr. Anigara, who hinted that the present Executives succeeded in making LOAN popular in the state and beyond, noted that the Executives had also ensured the stabilisation of salaries paid to legal Officers in the Ministry of Justice.
The Delta LOAN Chairman stated that under his administration, there was increment of money paid as domestic servants’ allowance to State Counsel , noting that arrears of over Two Hundred Thousand Naira was paid to each legal officer in the Ministry of Justice.
He said that legal Officers whose salary were ceased by the Delta State Government to be exempted from the Panel set up by the State Government and their salaries were subsequently restored.
He acknowledged that the association was facing critical challenge at the national level as power to allow the registration of their national body as a trade union.
Mr. Anigara disclosed that the national body and 15 State Chairmen of LOAN sued the Minister of Labour and Employment, Registrar of Trade Union, Federal Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and JUSUN in which the Delta State Chairman of LOAN was the 14th claimant in the said suit .
Present during the presentation of the state of affairs of the association were the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe and other Directors in the ministry among others.Please share this story to others