Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has offered assurances that his administration will remain committed to the welfare of its workforce for the rapid development of the state.
The governor, represented by the commissioner for labour and productivity, Barrister Emeka Okeke, spoke when he received members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Enugu State chapter, on a courtesy visit to Government House, Enugu, in remembrance of 21 coal miners killed in Iva Valley on November 18, 1949, during their protest for improved wages.
“My message to the people of Enugu State is to remain committed to the ideals of this government. This government is a government committed to the welfare of the people of Enugu State since its inauguration on May 29, 2015,” he explained.
Commending them for their patience and understanding, he added that he was pleased with the synergy that exists between his government and workers, and pledged he would always work to ensure the relationship is nurtured by fulfilling his obligations to workers.
Earlier, the chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Enugu State Chapter, Comrade Virginius Nwobodo, said the day will remain a watershed moment for workers in the country, adding that the sacrifice of the slain miners would never be forgotten.