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General News of Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Source: punchng.com

Edo meets labour unions, promises improved welfare

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Government has called for the support of all stakeholders to sustain ongoing reforms across all sectors of the state while reassuring them of its commitment to achieving economic prosperity for the people.

The state’s Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, spoke at a meeting with different workers’ unions in the state on Tuesday.

He noted that the ongoing reforms by Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration would improve the livelihoods of the people, ensure sustainable growth and development and achieve a progressive and prosperous state.

The unions include the state’s chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, National Union of Teachers and Joint Negotiating Council among others.

Reassuring them of the government’s commitment to improving the state’s civil and public service for effective and efficient service delivery, Okungbowa urged the unions to support the government’s drive at repositioning the service.

The HOS stated that the meeting was aimed at strengthening the unity that exists between the government and the organised labour, adding, “The industrial harmony that we have in the state today is because of the cooperation that exists between the government, organised labour and various unions. This has helped in deepening the gains recorded by the government across all sectors of the state.”

He further noted that the government has placed emphasis on critical sectors of the state, including infrastructure, education, manpower development, and physical planning, among others.

Noting that the government has recruited over 300 personnel in the first phase of the ongoing recruitment into the state’s civil and public service, Okungbowa said, “The recruitment was done strictly on merit as the most competent and qualified hands were brought into the service.”

On their part, the TUC Chairman, Marshal Ohrue; JNC Chairman, Oisamaye Godwin; and the Secretary, Edo NLC, Barry Imade, hailed Obaseki for prioritising the reform of the state’s civil and public service.

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