The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State for his strategic policies to develop the state and create jobs for the citizens.
This was as they gathered at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City to celebrate the Annual International Workers’ Day with Governor Obaseki.
Addressing the Governor, the NLC Chairman of Edo State, Emmanuel Ademokun said: “On the side of the working people we are grateful that issues of workers’ welfare are still being attended to by the government despite the economic recession in the country. The need to diversify the economy of the state cannot be overemphasised. It is in this direction that we salute the courage and zeal of the state governor to create about 200,000 jobs in the state”.
Continuing, he noted that the governor’s agricultural program was an economic masterstroke due to its lucrativeness for the state’s economy and citizenry, adding that it had sufficient capacity to produce outlets for job creation.
He, however, urged the government to be strategic and holistic in its approach to ensure that the youths and other citizens in the state were gainfully employed through entrepreneurial schemes.
Nevertheless, the NLC Chairman expressed confidence that the issue they had brought before the governor would be attended to clinically.
“As a listening governor, we crave your indulgence in having a positive rethink towards resolving the challenges, as we also thank you for the steps taken so far in attending to the salary plights of the workers in Tayo Akpata University of Education, which we now implore you to replicate in the other institutions.
“While government has released promotions to staff in ministries and few boards and parastatals, I wish to make a clarion call on the state government to quickly extend the release of promotions to all ministries,” he said.