May Day: Imo deputy governor hails workers’ contribution to nation’s economy

- Commends FG on minimum wage
- Congratulates Imo NLC chairman over re-election
By Valentine Amanze

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, yesterday, joined other Nigerians to celebrate Nigerian workers on the International May Day for their doggedness, determination and resilience in ensuring continual progress in the national socio-economic life.
The deputy governor, while commending the workers, described them as the life wire of any economy in the world.
He also urged the workers to use their creativity to achieve a more self-reliant independent nation.
The deputy governor, however, stressed that it was achievable only with the cooporation of the workers.
He commended the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its cooperation in signing into law a new national minimum wage, which serves as a motivation to workers.
Madumere also extolled the 2019 theme for the celebration -Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement.
He said that uniting workers for the purposes of socioeconomic development was an approach to draw out the best from workers since a divided house could only make a broken and a whittled-down force against the present challenges.
He said, “This can be achieved through motivation and protection of workers’ rights and privileges.”
The number two citizen of the state also congratulated Comrade Austin Chilakpo on his re-election as the Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress, Imo State chapter, describing it as well deserving.
He praised other aspirants of the Labour Union for conducting themselves with the highest level of decorum, urging them to rally round Chilakpo to achieve a better motivated work force that would add value to the socioeconomic status of the state.

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