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Oborevwori Pledges to Address Worker Concerns at 2024 Workers’ Day

The Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has announced his intention to establish a committee to examine the demands of workers for salary increases, given the current economic hardship in the country.

Speaking at the 2024 Workers’ Day celebration at the Cenotaph in Asaba, the Governor praised the state’s workers for their support of his administration and the prevailing industrial harmony throughout the region.

He also affirmed his administration’s commitment to the welfare of the state’s workers, promising to investigate the issue of workers who were inadvertently omitted from the payment of promotion arrears. He noted that these were legitimate demands and that his government would deliberate on how best to address them within the limits of available resources.

Governor Oborevwori acknowledged that some persons were inadvertently omitted from the payment of promotion arrears and assured the workers that he would look into the matter. He highlighted his administration’s determination to deliver meaningful projects through aggressive infrastructural development, as evidenced by numerous bridges, flyovers, and road construction and reconstruction projects, as well as building and renovating schools and healthcare facilities.

The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku, on behalf of his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Comrade Martin Bolum, delivered a joint address in which he praised Governor Oborevwori for attending the Workers’ Day celebration in person and for his commitment to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state. The labour leader also expressed appreciation for the payment of promotion arrears owed to workers to the tune of N5.6 billion but appealed to the Governor to consider those who were inadvertently omitted from the payment, whose entitlements, they said, amounted to N800 million.

The 2024 May Day celebration, held under the theme “PEOPLE FIRST,” was a festive occasion featuring a march-past by various affiliate unions in the state. The Governor solicited the continued support and cooperation of the workers to achieve the economic prosperity and improved standard of living he envisions for all Deltans.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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