NLC President Lauds Imoke, Says Cross River Is Working

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GOVERNOR LIYEL IMOKE SAN FRANCISCO, March 02, (THEWILL) - President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwahed Omar, has commended the housing scheme of Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, in which 200 housing units of various sizes have been provided for the state's civil servants.

He described it as a worthwhile venture.
Omar who made the commendation during a courtesy call on Governor Imoke in Calabar, said as a state that has recorded a number of firsts in several sectors in the country, he was looking forward to a partnership between the state and the NLC in providing affordable housing to workers.

He therefore, requested for land from the state government to enable the NLC flag off its housing scheme.

Omar, who was accompanied by the national administrative council of the union, commended the cordial relationship between the state and organised labour, adding that 'This is because Senator Liyel Imoke is always cool, calm and collected, which is why Cross River is moving.

'The way he has managed the affairs of the state after its oil wells were taken away, some other governors would have lost their heads and focus but Cross River is moving forward,' he emphasized.

Responding, Governor Imoke said the state was running a sizeable economy it could sustain which was why it has remained focused and determined to improve the service sector of the economy with its policy thrust on Tourism, Agriculture and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development.

Imoke commended the leadership of the council for strengthening the relationship and cordiality between its members and the government, just as he praised the NLC President's wonderful work which he has been doing.

Imoke called for the strengthening of the civil service reforms to stimulate increase in productivity, eliminate issue of ghost workers in the service as well as create effective workplace through an enhanced capacity building.