By Rotimi Odofin

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo has assured improvement in the welfare of civil servants in the state.

Governor Ododo made this known while briefing reporters after an interactive session with leaders of organised labour in the state on Friday.

The Governor, who was speaking in the company of leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other labour unions in the state, noted that the meeting with the labour leaders was to review critical steps so far taken by the state government to address the impact of the economic downturn in the state primarily as they affect workers in the public sector.

“ We have come to interface with the leadership of the organised labour as usual because this is one of the legacies of our leader, His Excellency, the former Governor of Kogi state, laid down for us to continue.

“We had a very robust conversation with the organised labour, the NLC, the TUC and other unions in the state.

“This is an opportunity for us to discuss not only the welfare of civil servants but the affairs of our dear state, which we have all been elected by our people to serve, Governor Ododo said.

The Governor assured of his determination to make the welfare of workers a significant priority of the administration, stressing that the interface with workers would be a regular part of his engagement with critical stakeholders for the progress and development of the state.

Speaking on behalf of the labour unions in the state, the chairman of NLC, Mr Amari Gabriel, expressed happiness for the interventions of the Governor in the welfare of workers in the state in barely over two months of his administration.

The NLC chairman noted with satisfaction Governor Ododo’s honesty and optimism in addressing matters arising from economic hardship as they affect workers in the state, adding that workers in the state are confident that improved welfare promised by the Governor will be realised within a short time under what he described as the most labour-friendly administration in the history of the state.


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