Jubilant staff of Enugu State, on the platform of the organized labour, have counseled Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s laudable tasks and programmes aimed toward bettering their dwelling normal and that of the whole folks of the state.
The employees who spoke, via the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Virginus Nwobodo and his Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Benneth Asogwa, throughout the event of this 12 months’s Could Day celebration, held on the Michael Okpara Sq., Enugu, appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was current on the annual occasion, for his unequalled resilience within the approval and fee of the brand new N30,000 minimal wage and its consequential adjustment to the state staff.
In addition they appreciated the governor for the sustenance of fee of salaries on or earlier than twenty third of each month, different welfare packages, in addition to quite a few growth tasks throughout the state, despite the state’s lean assets and “even when the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic was extreme”.
In his speech, NLC State Chairman, Comrade Nwobodo, disclosed that “it’s crystal clear that staff of Enugu State have by no means had it so good because the current democracy, as it’s because the inception of the current administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”.
Describing Ugwuanyi as “essentially the most labour-friendly governor in Nigeria”, Comrade Nwobodo thanked the governor, on behalf of the employees, for “common and immediate fee of staff’ salaries, pensions and different allowances however the excessive stage of wage invoice occasioned by the brand new minimal wage”.
On his half, the Chairman of TUC in Enugu State, Comrade Asogwa, mentioned that Gov. Ugwuanyi, via the peaceable implementation of the brand new N30,000 minimal wage and its consequential adjustment “has damaged the lengthy historical past of commercial unrest, intimidation and neglect that heralded the earlier minimal wage implementation within the state”.
Comrade Asogwa additionally counseled the governor for normal fee of the thirteenth month wage bonus to state staff from 2015 (apart from 2020 pandemic 12 months), security of lives and property, and the peaceable co-existence of Enugu State folks, no matter their political, social or spiritual affiliations.
The labour chief equally lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for the continuing simultaneous building of two ultra-modern secretariat buildings for the state chapters of the NLC and TUC, by his administration, stressing that “this additional portrays the current authorities as an all inclusive one which embraces each group and people as companions in governance”.
Declaring that “His Excellency has written his title in gold on the historical past of labour motion in Enugu State and posterity won’t ever play down on the legacy of your kindness and magnanimity to the employees”, Comrade Asogwa went additional to commend the governor for “large street building, particularly within the rural communities; transformation of the state-owned well being amenities, notably the constructing of a world class infectious illness management heart within the former Colliery Hospital Enugu, and unparalleled environmental cleanliness within the main cities of Enugu State.
The labour chief added that “the recruitment of youths for the cleansing train and visitors management has additionally supplied and remains to be offering an enormous employment alternative for the younger ones”.
Talking additional, the NLC Chairman, Comrade Nwobodo, confused that the employees are grateful to Gov. Ugwuanyi for the “structure of recent Board for the Enugu State Water Company and the continuing recruitment of staff by the company so as to add new life to the institution and guarantee youth engagement into significant actions; ongoing promotion train for staff who’re due for promotion; ongoing building of the primary of its variety flyover on the ever-busy T-junction Abakpa Nike, Enugu; and the well being care service supply to the aged inhabitants of Enugu State”, amongst others.
“Your Excellency, staff of Enugu State will not be solely completely satisfied together with your labour-friendly disposition, we have fun your prudency within the administration of the meager useful resource accruals to Enugu State. The employees are additionally invited to make sure that they reciprocate the federal government’s variety gestures by being dedicated to duties and all the time displaying the precise perspective to work”, he mentioned.
Addressing the visibly elated staff, Gov. Ugwuanyi prolonged his heat felicitations, wishing them “completely satisfied ‘Staff’ Day’ from the Authorities and good folks of Enugu State”.
The governor famous that the state’s public servants have, over time, “remained a essential success consider our good governance and optimum service supply”, including that “they’ve operationalized our insurance policies in authorities and weathered the storms of fluctuating financial situations”.
He mentioned that the state specifically is blessed with a well-motivated, dedicated and sturdy workforce with excellent pragmatic disposition to the ever-changing calls for of the Public Service.
Stressing that the employees have demonstrated legendary endurance, resilience and unequivocal dedication to the service supply targets of his administration, Gov. Ugwuanyi revealed that “a day like this, is subsequently, an event to say thanks to the nice Staff of Enugu State: the organized labour comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC)”.
In line with him, “I need to essentially commend the management of those Labour Unions within the State for his or her selfless and targeted management which has engendered the famed industrial peace in Enugu State.
“The peace we’ve got is priceless and underlies our accomplishments in governance.
“Our administration has persistently paid staff emoluments on the twenty third day of each month. We’ve timeously promoted our staff and have sustained capability enchancment trainings for them.
“We’ve applied the brand new minimal wage with its consequential adjustment and regularly elevated service supply requirements via our Service Enchancment Bureau. Our staff are really deserving of each encouragement that we will afford.
“I dare say, that you’re our most valued useful resource and we reassure you of our care and assist all the best way. Lastly, I want you a really memorable “Staff Day” celebration”.
One of many event’s climaxes was a March-past by members of the varied staff’ unions within the state.
The occasion was attended by the Speaker of the State Home of Meeting, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Uche Ugwu, the State Head of Service, Ken Chukwuegbo; the Commissioner for Labour and Productiveness, Hon. Uchechukwu Ogbonna; his Setting counterpart, Hon. Chijioke Edeoga, the Chairman of Enugu East Native Authorities Space, Hon. Alex Ugwu, the State appearing Accountant Normal, Sir Remigius Odo, the Chairman, Native Authorities Service Fee, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwatu, and the Everlasting Secretary, Publish Main Faculties Administration Board (PPSMB), Favour Ugwuanyi, amongst others.