Be patriotic, realistic in demands, Okorocha, Al-Makura urge
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged workers to be patriotic while making demands in view of the nation’s current financial status.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri, the governor said the call has become imperative since they were all “partners in progress.”
Okorocha noted that he was the first state chief executive to pay the minimum wage, taking care of their welfare, even conceding to the agreement to make available 70 per cent for salaries.
Towing same line, his Nasarawa State counterpart, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, urged Labour to be realistic in their requests considering the harsh economic challenges besetting the state and the nation at large.
The governor who spoke yesterday in Lafia, tacitly accused labour of shirking away from offering solution when it already knew the problems confronting the state in particular, and the country in general.
He noted that Labour-government relationship could only be more cordial if workers were patriotic and committed to their duties.
Lamenting over the attitude of employees in recent times, Al-Makura advised the union should not see itself as an opposition organ rather as a tool for development.
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