By Progress Okpalaebulue
ASABA—Delta State Council of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, yesterday, in Asaba, commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for maintaining law and order in the state, especially in the wake of herdsmen onslaught on the people of the state.
ULC pleaded with the governor to extend the lifeline provided by the Paris Club refund to clear backlog of workers salaries and pension arrears in the state.
Congratulating the governor and people of the state on the 26th anniversary of the creation of Delta State, ULC however, urged the governor to extend his avowed democratic beliefs to matters relating to labour movement in the state.
Chairman, Delta State Council of ULC, Williams Akporeha, who spoke during activities to commemorate the anniversary of the state creation, said: “Congress wish to commend the effort of our governor for ensuring the maintenance of law and order, especially at the wake of the onslaught on our people by herdsmen and the incursion of protesters from neighbouring states. It is common knowledge that peace remains the fulcrum to the development of any society.
“While Congress will always remain committed to partner government to sustain industrial harmony in the state, it is our request to the governor to always take a holistic position in labour related matters for the interest of workers in general.
“Congress wants the state government to understand that labour movement is not about individuals but about workers welfare and work place conditions.”