ABAKALIKI – Gov. Martin Elechi of Ebonyi has commended the workers for their support to his administration in the past eight years.
Elechi made the commendation on Friday in Abakaliki during the 2015 Joint Workers Day Celebration in the state.
He urged them to extend such support to the incoming administration. “My administration did its best to enhance workers’ welfare through prompt payment of salaries and other entitlements.
“We also trained workers in Information Communication Technology (ICT), construction of ultra-modern civil service secretariat, which will be inaugurated in a fortnight,” the governor said.
Elechi was represented by his deputy, Dave Umahi, who is also the governor-elect, who used the forum to assure that his government would fight corruption when he assumed office on May 29.
Chief Ikechukwu Nwafor, Ebonyi State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) commended workers for their solidarity and support during its month-long strike.
He said the effort led to the implementation of the 50 per cent incremental rate for workers.
“We are optimistic that the incoming administration in the state will not only pay the 100 per cent incremental rate but full implementation of minimum wage to Ebonyi State workers,” he said. (NAN)
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