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NLC hails Umahi’s second term victory, tasks him on workers’ welfare

NLC hails Umahi’s second term victory, tasks him on workers’ welfare - workers, Second, NLC, local government, ebonyi chapter

The Nigeria Labour Congress (), , has congratulated Gov. Dave Umahi for his reelection and urged him to give more priority to ’ welfare during his tenure.

Mr. Leonard Nkah, Ebonyi chairman, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 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 Employees, , stressed the need for Umahi to address the welfare of issues labour has been raising. He listed them as smooth running of the civil service in accordance with established rules and regulations and payment of the new minimum wage when passed into law as promised.

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Nkah also tasked the governor to strengthen the system and boost teachers’ welfare.

He assured the governor of support from the entire workforce as well as improved productivity.

Recall that in 2017, the organised labour, comprising the NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) conferred the title of `Enyi Ndi Oru,’ (friend of ) on Umahi, during a rally organised by industrial unions in Ebonyi. (NAN)

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