… As Ebonyi NLC Tasks Gov On Workers’ Welfare


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ebonyi State chapter, has congratulated Governor Dave Umahi for his reelection and urged him to give more  priority to workers’ welfare during his second tenure.
Mr Leonard Nkah, Ebonyi NLC Chairman, who spoke in an interview with newsmen said that Umahi deserved reelection.
“Umahi was reelected because of his competence and performance.
“ His infrastructural development speaks for itself, he has transformed Abakaliki to a modern city within four years,’’ Nkah noted.
Nkah, who is also the President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Ebonyi chapter, stressed the need for Umahi to address the welfare issues labour has been raising.
He listed them as smooth running of the civil service in accordance with established rules and regulations, payment of the new minimum wage when passed into law as promised.
Nkah also tasked the governor to strengthen the local government system and boost teachers’ welfare.
Nkah assured the governor of support from the entire workforce as well as improved productivity.
Reports that in 2017, the  organised labour, comprising the NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) conferred the title of ‘Enyi Ndi Oru,’ (friend of workers) on Umahi, during a rally organised by industrial unions in Ebonyi.