ISOPADEC to prioritise workers’ welfare, seeks cooperation
The newly-appointed, Managing Director, Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC), Anthony Okwuosha, has pledged to prioritise workers’ welfare.
Okwuosa, who stated this when workers of the Commission visited him, said to achieve the new board and management’s target, there is a need for an increase in output to justify their pay.
He decried the sufferings and neglect encountered by the people of oil-bearing communities in the past eight years, assuring them of the determination of the present administration of Governor Emeka Ihedioha, under his rebuild Imo mantra, to achieve a complete overhaul.
His words: “We are here to serve our people. The welfare of workers is also important to us. We have discussed workers’ welfare that we inherited. They are being addressed and very soon the affected workers will smile.
“The government is in a hurry to address the challenges in our rural communities but we cannot achieve much without the commitment of the workers. Workers must share in our vision if we must change the condition of things in the rural communities where we come from.
“No matter what we do, our mandate is to serve the people and we cannot serve them when we are selfish. We should think less about ourselves and think more of others. By the time we think less of ourselves and more of others, we will be able to serve the people with greater commitment. The impact will be tremendous and it will help in tackling the security issues we have in the rural communities.”
The leader of the delegation and chairman of the union, Sunny Nnabuo, had expressed the workers’ determination to increase their output and called for the commensurate gesture from the management and board.