Workers Day: Governor Wike Assures Civil Servants Of Regular Payment Of Salaries

Workers Day: Governor Wike Assures Civil Servants  Of Regular Payment Of Salaries
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured workers under the payroll  of the state government  their salaries and  emoluments promptly and regularly.
 
Addressing Rivers workers during  the  Workers Day Celebration  at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike said that Workers welfare will always be placed  on the administration’s  frontburner. 
 
The governor  who was represented  by  the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani said: “In this period  of economic difficulty, we remain  committed to fulfilling all pledges made to our workers.
 
“Let me reassure our workers that salaries  and emoluments of workers will remain  a top priority  of my  administration “.
 
He stressed that issues of workers welfare are given priority  by his administration  because  he believes  that the workers  are contributors to the development of the state. 
 
“I recognise the role of workers in the  development of  our State.  They will always  get benefits  of  working  for the state “, Governor Wike said. 
 
He informed them that there are plans to have a    robust engagement with labour leaders to address requests presented by labour. 
 
Speaking further, Governor Wike  urged them to participate fully in the activities to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the state.
 
In her remarks, Chairman of the Rivers Council of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Beatrice Itubo lauded Governor Wike  for  his  regular payment of salaries and emoluments. 
 
She also commended Governor Wike  for  his execution of key projects across the state.  The NLC  chairman  also pleaded with the governor  to continue  to prioritise  workers welfare. 
 
Also speaking, the Chairman of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Austin  Jonah said that priority  attention  given to workers welfare should be sustained  by the administration. 
 
Highpoint of the occasion  was the March past by affiliate unions of the NLC and TUC, with the representative of the Governor taking salute.