Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has applauded workers in the state for remaining undaunted and faithful to their jobs in spite of the harsh economic environment.
This is contained in a solidarity message to the workers as they mark the 2023 Workers Day. The message was signed by Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Nathaniel Ikyur, and issued on Sunday in Makurdi.
He noted that the last eight years had been challenging but that the workers have kept the wheel of the state alive.
“As we celebrate this year’s workers day, I sincerely express my solidarity and appreciation to the hard-working men and women of the Benue State Civil Service who keep our economy running and our society functioning smoothly.
“The past years have been challenging for all of us and I know that many of you have faced difficult circumstances and uncertainties in your work places like payment of salaries and other allowances.
“The situation has been worsened by insecurity in the state. Yet, you adapt to new working conditions and navigate a rapidly changing economic landscape,” he said.
He further said that the workers had persevered and shown incredible resilience. Your dedication and commitment to your jobs and our communities are an inspiration to us all.
He said “the 2023 workers day would be his last workers day celebration with them as your governor,” stressing that he wanted workers to know that he was committed to supporting them and advocating for their rights and well-being no matter what others may feel or say.
“I am therefore proud to stand with you at all times as we work to build a more just and equitable society, where every worker has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
“So, on this workers day, I want to say a big thank you. Thank you for your hard work, your dedication, and your unwavering commitment to making our state a better place.
“You are the backbone of our economy and the heart of our communities, and I am honored to serve as your governor,” he said.