Workers’ Day: Imo govt to lift ban on promotion
Imo State government will soon lift ban on promotion of workers.
The state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said that the measure would be taken immediately after the completion of th ongoing sanitization exercise of the system in the state.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the excersice would enable the state government to know the status of those to be promoted.
The governor spoke while addressing the workers in the state during the celebration of Workers’ Day on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Hero’s Square Owerri.
The governor also urged workers to appreciate all that his government has done for them since 2011 when his administration commenced.
He reminded the workers that they were the greatest beneficiaries of the free education programme in the state because there was no more pressure on them or on their salaries for the payment of school fees of their children and wards especially when the free education policy is from primary to tertiary institutions.
He also told the workers that he was the first to pay them N20,000 minimum wage against the approved N18,000 minimum wage and also paid them wardrobe allowance, which has seen them appearing in a special dress code and is also building ICT Centres at the State Secretariat and Local Government Headquarters to enable them become Computer literate.
The governor also disclosed that the state government would soon recruit more than 3000 fresh graduates who are Computer literate into the Civil Service to make the System vibrant, adding that more than 90 percent of the workers are not Computer literate.
He assured that he would continue to dialogue with the leaders of the Labour Union in the state to ensure that the harmonious relationship his government enjoys with workers continues, adding that he would remain committed to the welfare of the workers in the state.
At the event, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpa, called for 100 percent review of the agreement the Labour leaders had with the state government on the payment of salaries, stating that the Labour leaders would continue to demand that until it is done.