May Day: Zulum salutes Borno workers, seeks more cordial working relationship

Borno State Deputy Governor, Hon. Umar Kadufur

By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

Governor Babagana Zulum has urged Borno workers to key into the Transformation Agenda of the state government through the 25 year development framework towards fast tracking speedy economic recovery of the state.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Umar Kadafur stated this on Monday during the 2023 Workers Day celebration held at Ramat Square Maiduguri.

Hon. Kadufur said ,”As today mark International Day for Workers, the task of building a state is a collective one and therefore urged all workers to remain steadfast, law abiding and dedicated for government to continue to address all their demands.

“International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the International Labour Movement and occurs every year on 1st May,” Zulum added.

The governor, further, stressed that his government will continue to make concerted effort at creating conducive enabling environment for workers, pointing out that a lot have already been achieved so far in the areas of prompt payment of salaries and allowances, sponsorship of workshops and seminars as well as settlement of gratuities and provision of office furniture among others.

Zulum also revealed that his administration has been supporting civil servants and is always taking care of their welfare as well as other fringe benefits and therefore, there is strong need for them to work with passion so as to help move the state forward.

While wishing the staff a successful celebration, he called on the good people of the state to continue to pray for the full return of peace to the state.

In his remarks, The Chairman of state NLC, Comrade Yusuf Inuwa, appreciated the concern of the present administration in addressing issues that affects workers welfare and expressed hope more would be done in second tenure.

The NLC Chairman, however, appealed for the implementation of promotion benefits, payments of gratuities and pension for local governments, absorption of housing corporation, Borno Express, State Hotel into the main stream civil service.

Others demands the labour Union and allied workers made included the extension of years of service of all categories of civil servants in the state from 35- 40 years to help retain trained civil servants that are retiring in en masse.

The labour union leader, further, called for the review of NEPA tariff or charges while lamenting on the high rate of charges public electricity company has been charging all over the state leading to a hike in goods and services by producers and manufacturers.

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