Jubilant employees 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 residing commonplace and that of the complete folks of the state.
The employees who spoke, by way of the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Virginus Nwobodo and his Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Benneth Asogwa, through the event of this yr’s Might 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 employees.
Additionally 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, regardless of the state’s lean sources 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 employees of Enugu State have by no means had it so good for the reason that current democracy, as it’s for the reason that 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 employees’ salaries, pensions and different allowances however the excessive degree 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, by way of 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 employees from 2015 (aside from 2020 pandemic yr), security of lives and property, and the peaceable co-existence of Enugu State folks, no matter their political, social or non secular affiliations.
The labour chief equally lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for the continued simultaneous development 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 identify 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 “huge street development, particularly within the rural communities; transformation of the state-owned well being services, notably the constructing of a world class infectious illness management middle 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 site 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, burdened that the employees are grateful to Gov. Ugwuanyi for the “structure of recent Board for the Enugu State Water Company and the continued recruitment of employees by the company so as to add new life to the institution and guarantee youth engagement into significant actions; ongoing promotion train for employees who’re due for promotion; ongoing development of the primary of its type 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, employees of Enugu State should not solely glad 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 type gestures by being dedicated to duties and at all times displaying the best perspective to work”, he mentioned.
Addressing the visibly elated employees, Gov. Ugwuanyi prolonged his heat felicitations, wishing them “glad ‘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 think about 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 strong workforce with excellent pragmatic disposition to the ever-changing calls for of the Public Service.
Stressing that the employees have demonstrated legendary persistence, resilience and unequivocal dedication to the service supply targets of his administration, Gov. Ugwuanyi revealed that “a day like this, is due to this fact, 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)”.
Based on him, “I have to essentially commend the management of those Labour Unions within the State for his or her selfless and centered management which has engendered the famed industrial peace in Enugu State.
“The peace we now have is priceless and underlies our accomplishments in governance.
“Our administration has persistently paid employees emoluments on the twenty third day of each month. We have now timeously promoted our employees and have sustained capability enchancment trainings for them.
“We have now applied the brand new minimal wage with its consequential adjustment and frequently elevated service supply requirements by way of our Service Enchancment Bureau. Our employees are actually 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 way in which. 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 employees’ 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 performing Accountant Common, Sir Remigius Odo, the Chairman, Native Authorities Service Fee, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwatu, and the Everlasting Secretary, Put up Main Colleges Administration Board (PPSMB), Favour Ugwuanyi, amongst others.