Abuja - Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi,
has assured workers their January salaries will be paid on the 15th.
Umahi gave the assurance in his country home in Uburu
when the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress
paid him New Year homage.
The governor noted
that he had to step down every project last December to give junior workers 100
percent extra salary and 50 percent to senior workers.
He stated that the initial misunderstanding he had with
the organized labour in the state “was brought by God himself because it made
us to be on our toes.”
the success so far recorded by his administration to God’s instruction, and
promised workers of better welfare this New Year.
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“There is no way
we will implement an N101 billion budget without the lives of workers changing.
Absolutely, no way,” he stressed.
The governor maintained his commitment to implementing
the 2016 budget to its entirety and assured that his fight against corruption
in the state was total.
Umahi told the leadership of the organized labour that
after the festive period, “we will try to organize properly and move together
as a people.”
“I won’t forget
your labour of love. I won’t forget your commitment and I won’t forget all the
struggles. We do remember.”
Earlier, in his
remark, the Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Comrade
Ikechukwu Nwafor, said the delegation came to identify with the governor in
this season of the yuletide.
“Labour cannot afford to celebrate this
Christmas and New Year without coming to identify with this government and to
pray that this year will be a better year for the government and workers of
- CAJ News