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Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has described workers as a very vital factor of production, which no responsible government can afford to neglect. Speaking at this year's Workers' Day celebration yesterday in Bauchi, the governor appealed to labour leaders to revive the principle of equity, justice, commitment and service to fatherland.

The governor who was represented on the occasion by his Deputy, Alhaji Sagir Aminu Saleh, noted that the history of Nigeria would be incomplete without mentioning the roles played by labour leaders in ensuring that there was an egalitarian society.

He said labour movements were founded on principles of justice, equity, commitment and service to their country.

He said that the relationship between the state government and labour in the state had been cordial.

Yuguda said apart from implementing the N18, 000 national minimum wage, the government was one of the few in the country that were implementing virtually all federal salary structures for their workforce.

The state Head of Service (HoS), who was the chairman on the occasion, Mr. Abdon Dalla Gin, said the relationship between the government and the organised labour had been cordial since he became the HoS.

Gin said government was determined to foster greater harmony between it and its workers.

On his part, state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Hashimu Mohammed Gital, expressed labour's appreciation to the Yuguda-led administration for implementing the N18, 000 minimum wage.

Assuring the state government of labour's maximum cooperation, support and loyalty, Gital called on the governor to, as a matter of urgency, intervene with a view to solving issues consider very sensitive to the peaceful and cordial industrial relations in the state.