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Governors salute their perseverance, pledge improved welfare


Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor

As workers celebrate Labour Day, state chief executives have sent goodwill messages to congratulate them.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha commended workers for their perseverance in the period of economic recession and contributing immensely to the development of the state and the nation.

In a statement by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo at the weekend in Owerri, the governor wished them a memorable event.


Okorocha commended the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, led by Austin Chilapku for delivering ‘selfless service.’

He pledged improved welfare for workers, recalling that Imo was the first to pay N20,000 as minimum wage, instead of the approved N18,000.

Delta State government restated its pledge to improve the welfare of civil servants and create conducive environment to engender maximum productivity.

The Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Labour and Industrial Relations, Mr. Mike Okeme in a telephone chat in Asaba yesterday said the state government would continue to ensure early payment of workers’ salaries.

He also disclosed plans to build a secretariat for government ministries, departments and agencies who are in rented apartments.

Also, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State congratulated workers and lauded their efforts towards nation building.

A statement by Obaseki said: “The governor felicitates with the great workers of Edo State on the celebration of International Workers’ Day. As workers, we play an indispensable role in nation and state building and without you, an economically viable and socially stable society is not achievable.”


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