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Abia Workers Welfare Will Remain Our Priority. – Gov. Otti.

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……To take lead in implementation of new minimum wage

 

Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, says the welfare of Abia workers will continue to be his priority in the enactment and implementation of the state government policies.

Governor Otti made the statement on Wednesday, 1st May, 2024 while speaking at an event to mark this year’s Workers’ Day celebration at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

The Governor, who in his speech titled: ‘Workers as Agents of Development and Transformation’, assured that Abia would take the lead in the implementation of the new minimum wage as soon as a new national minimum wage structure is agreed on

“What you can, however, go home with today is that your welfare shall remain a priority for us. We shall continue to put you first in all policies and programmes of government, and in appreciation of your immense contributions to our economic and social development,” Governor Otti affirmed.

He thanked the workers for their services to the state, and contribution to the development of the state, adding that much of the issues and challenges raised in the Workers’ Day this year would have been effectively dealt with by next year’s celebration.

In his speech, the State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Okoro Ogbonnaya, commended Governor Otti for all his developmental strides in the past 11 months and for taking the welfare of workers in the Abia seriously.

Ogbonnaya appealed to the Governor to defray the arrears of leave allowances and salaries owed workers in the state by the immediate past administration and others before it.

According to the correspondent who covered the occasion, this year’s May Day celebration in Abia State was very significant as it brought together the top hierarchy of leadership in government and the organised labour in atmosphere of peace and fanfare. The last time both government and labour were said to have come together for such event was over 10 years ago.

It was heartwarming watching members of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), who were recently given a new lease of life by Governor Otti with the full payment of their pension arrears, exuding joy as they marched past and salute.

 

Photo:. Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti

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