May Day: Enugu workers hail Gov. Ugwuanyi on welfare

By The Citizen
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Workers of Enugu State government have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his commitment to their well-being and other developmental strides in the state which have impacted positively on the lives of the people.

The workers made the commendation during a rally at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu commemorating this year's May Day, which was attended by the governor and other top government functionaries in the state.

In their separate addresses, the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo, and his Trade Union counterpart, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, the workers applauded the governor for his 'dynamic leadership in promoting government-labour relationship in the state, adding that the gesture has 'created a peaceful industrial atmosphere in Enugu State'.

They said that  Ugwuanyi's administration  as a labour-friendly government has within one year in office recorded milestone achievements through the payment of 30% equity for the cost of 100 housing units for junior workers, regular payment of salaries of workers on or before every 25th of the month, on-going massive roads construction across the state, transparent disbursement of the N4.207billion bailout fund for the liquidation of arrears of salaries and pensions of public servants of the state, training and retraining of civil servants, donation of two (2) buses to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), among others.

The workers, who made some demands on their welfare, assured the governor of their continued support to his administration and pledged to join hands to build a prosperous Enugu State.

In his response, Governor Ugwuanyi expressed his administration's solidarity with the workers and assured them of his commitment to their welfare and execution of people-oriented programmes and policies that would improve their lives for the better.

While announcing that his administration would address the issue of adjustment salary chart for the state workforce as soon as the on-going biometric data exercise in the state is concluded, Governor Ugwuanyi disclosed that the State Government had set up a committee to examine the issue of consolidated health salary structure for its health workers.

According to the governor, 'I am grateful for your kind comments and compliments on our modest achievements in the short period that we have been in office and more especially, for all the support, understanding and cooperation that you have continued to accord my administration in these very difficult times.'