Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has felicitated with workers in his State on the occasion of the 2020 Workers’ Day Celebration.
The Governor who described the workers as the engine room of the State reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of the workers even in the face of present challenges and urged them to continue to give their best to the service of our State, assuring that regular payment of salaries and pensions on a monthly basis will not only be his priority but that the tempo will be sustained.
He however reminded workers that in the face of the challenges posed by the global pandemic of the COVID-19, it had become inevitable that the coming months would not be easy, but promised to keep the workforce fully apprised of the situation as they unfold, in line with the policy of his administration on transparency and openness.
He challenged the workers to use the low keyed celebrations this year on account of the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect on the present challenges facing the people and evolve new methods and strategies to work under the emerging world order.
In a rease by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, On the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor thanked Abia workers especially those in the medical and other allied services for their sacrifices to the State and assured that their labors will not be in vain. He challenged the workforce to be in the Vanguard of the fight against the pandemic through vigorous public enlightenment and personal examples.
“As government begins to consider a re-assememt of the lockdown in the State”, the Governor continued, “our workforce must lead from the front in their conduct at the workplace by fully complying with all directives from the State Government.