Ebonyi Government Creates Over 6,5000 Jobs To Boost Economy

The Governor of Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria Engr David Umahi says he has Created over 6,5000 direct and indirect Jobs in the State to boost the economy.

Governor Umahi who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe disclosed this while delivering his address during the 2023 workers’ day at pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium in Abakaliki the State Capital.

He said the Government in power has been in cordial relationship with workers in the State.

“We have created Jobs at President Mohamed Buhari International Airport Abakaliki, King David University of Medical Sciences, International Market and so on.”

The State Chairman of Nigeria Labor Congress NLC in the State, Professor Oguguo Egwu while addressing the workers said May Day was dedicated to the Chicago Workers who were massacred for demanding their rights at their workplace.

“Today we remember the fallen Heroes of Labor who paid special prizes for the entire workforce.”

He however urged Ebonyi State Government to improve welfare packages for all Ebonyi workers and provided more staff in our primary Healthcare Centers and General Hospitals.

“In all ramifications, our workers should always enjoy their rights and be on time.”

He added that Government at all times should prioritize Social Justice in all they do.

The Head of Service of the State, Dr Ritamary Okoro thanked Governor Umahi for his regular Workers’ welfare which regular payment of salaries cannot be exempted.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Worker’s Day: Aviation Minister Reiterates Implementation Of Conditions Of Service

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has assured aviation workers of his commitment to ensuring the implementation of the respective Conditions of Service of the agencies under the Ministry’s supervision and payment of the minimum wages as agreed with the Labour unions.

The minister made this known in a statement on Monday, May 1 as workers in Nigeria join their colleagues in the rest of the world to celebrate Workers Day,

Senator Sirika heartily congratulates workers in the sector for their daily contributions to the running and development of the industry.

According to the Minister, the lofty achievements recorded in the nation’s aviation sector wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment and personal sacrifices of employees in the different segments of the industry.

He particularly ascribes the near-total achievement of the aviation roadmap to the understanding and cooperation of the workers and hopes that the remaining parts will be achieved within the short period before the handover to the incoming administration.

He restates the commitment of the President Buhari administration to the continued improvement of the welfare of aviation workers through regular training, enhanced pay packages, provision of working tools and conducive work environments.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Nigerian Workers Celebrate May Day

Workers in Nigeria today, May first have joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Workers Day.

In Abuja, the nation’s capital, the workers and other dignitaries converged on Eagle Square to celebrate the day.

The day was set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the struggle of workers in achieving the eight-hour work per day.

In a joint address, the President’s of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, said that workers’ welfare is central to the achievement of socioeconomic justice which they said is key to national and global sustainability.

They said: “Equity, fairness and justice underpin the survival of societies and create resilience for Nations amid upheavals and turbulence.“

According to them, poor wages, increased decent work deficit, abuse of workplace rights and privileges, unpaid salaries and violation of rules of engagement are some of the issues that must be addressed by the government.

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Source: Voice of Nigeria

Labour Day: Anambra Government Commits To Improving Working Condition

The Anambra state government in Southeast Nigeria says it is committed to improving the welfare and working conditions of all the workers.

The Head of Service (HOS) in Anambra State, Theodora Igwegbe made this known in her goodwill message to the workers made public on May 1 in commemoration of this year’s Workers’ Day celebration.

This is as contained She said: “Dear valued workers of Anambra State, on behalf of the State Government, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to you on the occasion of the 2023 Workers’ Day celebration.

“This special day is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate your hard work, dedication and contributions towards the growth and development of our state.

“Your unwavering commitment to duty and service has played a significant role in positioning Anambra State as one of the most progressive and economically viable states in Nigeria.

“As we celebrate this year’s Workers’ Day, I want to acknowledge the sacrifices you have made and the efforts you have put into your work, especially during challenging times. Your resilience, determination, and positive attitude have kept the state running smoothly, and we are deeply grateful for your service.

“I want to assure you that the state government remains committed to not just improving the welfare and working conditions of all workers in Anambra State but also, reforming and revamping the state workforce to be the one that delivers the transformation agenda of Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR.

“Once again, I commend you for your hard work, dedication, and sacrifice; you are the backbone of our state, and we appreciate all that you do to make Anambra State a better place.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria

May Day: Nigeria Governors Celebrate Workers

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has appreciated workers for their resilience, cooperation and commitment towards the development of the state.

Tambuwal made the appreciation at the commemoration of the 2023 International Workers Day in Sokoto State.

According to him, it becomes necessary to celebrate workers, especially in their efforts to build the economy of the state.

“My dear great workers of Sokoto state, this administration is proud of you and commended you for your support, dedication, encouragement and tolerance to this government.

“It’s been a pleasure working with you throughout my administration.

You have demonstrated your sense of togetherness in shaping the good relationship between you and the government,” he said.

Governor Tambuwal who was represented by the Head of Service in the state, Abubakar Muhammad, noted that the state government renew commitments to ensure more efficiency at work.

He said his administration has taken more steps to turn around the economy of the state between 2015 and 2023.

Governor Tambuwal urged workers in the state to continue to cooperate and support the incoming administration come May 29, for sustainable development of the state.

Earlier in his remarks, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC Chairman of Sokoto State Chapter, Comrade Abdullahi Aliyu, said a lot has been achieved through a series of meetings with the government concerning members’ welfare in the year under review.

He commended the state government for the development made over the past four years.

Comrade Aliyu congratulated leadership and members of all industrial unions in the state for their support and cooperation during the state delegates conference of NLC that produce him as Chairman.

He assured quality leadership and open door policy throughout his tenure as Chairman and promised to resolve all the lingering challenges.

Meanwhile, Anambra state Governor in southeast Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has reaffirmed his total commitment to the welfare of workers in Anambra State.

The Governor affirmed the commitment on the occasion of the Workers’ Day celebration in Awka, the state capital.

Prof. Soludo maintained that his administration will continue to partner with the workers towards building a better Anambra State.

The Governor who was addressing members of the organized labour union, thanked Anambra State workers for their support and promised to remain committed to their well-being.

He noted that anything his administration cannot do for Anambra workers must not be financially feasible and assured to gradually and systematically clears the old arrears of gratuity being owed to Anambra workers. According to Soludo, “My government remains focused and it requires reciprocity. Give value to the state and the state will give you value.”

He encouraged the workers to work with his government to make Anambra State liveable and prosperous and said his government is He just said that is targeting to produce a 21st-century workforce by providing steady power, high-speed internet, technology and other enabling environments. Soludo promised to provide free Wi-Fi networks to all workers in the secretariat.

Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Humphrey Nwafor and his Trade Union Congress of Nigeria counterpart, Comrade Chris Ogbonna in their addresses commended Governor Soludo for his tireless efforts towards making Anambra peaceful and progressive.

They said no nation can develop beyond the capacity of its workforce and presented some of the challenges faced by the workers

The Theme of the 2023 Workers’ Day is “Workers’ Rights and Socio-economic Justice.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria