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Imo NLC reiterates support for Uzodimma

The Organized Labour in Imo State has reiterated support for Governor Hope Uzodimma even as they called on the security agencies in the state to be more alive to their responsibility.

 Joining  their counterparts in other parts of the country to celebrate the 2021 May Day in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Saturday, they also promised to continue to partner with government in the interest of the people, particularly the workers.

It was also a day the State Government promised to give them a vehicle to enhance their day-day activities and make their work easy. 

Addressing the workers of Imo State at the venue of the celebration in Owerri, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Declan Emelumba who represented Governor Uzodimma,  informed that Imo State Government has observed with joy a very good rapour and synergy between the Government and the labour unions and was glad  to reciprocate the gesture by donating the bus as demanded by workers.

The Commissioner, on the behalf of the Governor,  assured the organized labour that the welfare of the workers remains paramount in the priority list of the State and that Government was doing everything possible to improve their welfare.

He reiterated that Governor Uzodimma is truly a labour- friendly Governor,  noting that he will remain so.

To assuage the anxieties of Imo workers who are still being owed, the Commissioner informed that a Data Centre had been established in the office of the Head of Service to ensure that those of them who have not been captured in the automated payroll system are captured as quickly as possible and their salaries paid accordingly.

On behalf of the Governor, he also noted the request of both the National and State Leaderships of the Organized Labour and promised that Government will do everything humanly possible to facilitate their activities to enable them discharge their duties efficiently and effectively. 

In their address earlier, the Organized Labour represented by the NLC and TUC welcomed their members to the occasion and wished them a successful celebration.

They made series of demands which they said were critical to their existence such as the corporate existence of the Nation, industrial relation issues, non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum way and non-payment of salary to some workers in Imo State from February 2020 till day. 

Other demands mentioned by the organized Labour in Imo State include administration and payment of pensioners, non-payment of check-off dues, lock-up of the Labour House in Owerri and the non constitution of the Government/Labour Joint Committee that hindered effective handling of Industrial relations issues in the state.

They also used the opportunity to extend their hands of cooperation to the administration of Governor Uzodimma and to express their willingness to work with Government towards building virile public service for the overall development of the State and her people.

Oguwike Nwachuku

CPS/Media Adviser to the Governor Imo State

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