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Ugwuanyi gets Enugu workers award


Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left) receiving the Most Labour-freindly Governor award by the state’s Organized Labour from the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo (right), and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, during the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu.

Workers have conferred on Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the “Most Labour-friendly Governor Award in the history of Enugu State” in recognition of his administration’s development strides and commitment to their welfare, despite the severe economic crisis in the country.

The workers noted that the award was also in appreciation of the governor’s sustained harmonious industrial relationship with the state work force, such as regular payment of salaries, pensions and other allowances on or before every 25th of the month, when many other states could not do so.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo, commended Ugwuanyi for “ prudent and transparent management of the Paris Club refund, especially the use of 100 % of the Local Governments’ share of the fund to offset the arrears of LG workers’ salaries and some pensions arrears owed pensioners in the 17 councils of the state.


Nwobodo also added that the governor as a labour-friendly governor, has made the workers proud through “the promotion of teachers and recruitment of over 1300 primary school teachers as well as elongation of the terminal grade of qualified primary school teachers to level 16; absorption of 54% of total cost of the 100 housing units at Elim Estate allocated to workers within the junior and intermediate grades; implementation of 2006 approved scheme of service for local government employees in the state through the release of senior staff promotions with qualified workers progressing to grade 16 in all the departments; successful conduct of Biometric exercise at the state, among others.

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