Workers Day: Bello Promises to Provide Adequate Welfare For Civil Servants


From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


Gov Bello


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has promised to continue to give the welfare of workers in the state topmost priority as well as sustainance of the prevailing cordial relationship between his administration and the organized labour.

The Governor also congratulated all workers in the state on the occasion of this year’s May Day, assuring them of his continued commitment to their welfare throughout his second tenure in office.

Bello in a Statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed to Mark this year’s Workers Day, applauded civil servants in the state for their dedication to service and contributions to the development of the state over the years, assuring that his administration will continue to accord priority to the issues of their wages and remunerations within the limited resources available to the state.

He also commended the organised labour in the state under the leadership of Comrade Onuh Edoka of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) as well as other affiliates for their understanding and cordial working relationship that exists between the Unions and the government, urging them to sustain the tempo.

The Governor expressed his appreciation to the organised Labour in the state for their cooperation during the civil service reform that has brought sanity and efficiency to the system today noting that such collaboration was clear testimony that the Labour unions always stand with the government in making decision at difficult times.

The governor said that the category of civil servants who were earlier asked to work from home following the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country are to continue to remain at home as part of measures to contain the spread of the deadly disease into the state.

He urged workers and indeed, all citizens of the state to continue to observe all the preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic particularly, regular washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers, the use of face masks and observance of social distancing.

The governor urged the workers in the state to use the occasion of the May Day which also coincides with this year’s Ramadan fast to pray fervently to God to bring quick end to the pandemic and total socioeconomic recovery for the nation and world at large.