By: Mayen Etim
UYO, south-South, Nigeria – Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has assured workers in the state that he will implement the N30,000 new Minimum Wage after necessary documentations have been effected.
He stated this on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 during the May Day celebration held in Uyo Township Stadium.
According to the him, the Organized Labour has been very supportive of his administration, and for this, he remains deeply indebted and grateful, adding that his administration remains passionately committed to the welfare of workers to the full extent of the resources available.
Gov Emmanuel thanked the Organized Labour for standing firm, rock-solid and resolute in their support for his reelection for the continuation of the good works he started for people of the state.
“Not only did you proudly endorse my candidature, you went out to vote massively and ensured that you defended your votes.
“You refused to give in to blackmail, to intimidation, to falsehood and the organized attempts to tear the chords of our relationship for political gains.
“The maintenance of industrial peace in Akwa Ibom State has helped in the realization of a stable economic growth in the State and an atmosphere of shared commitment to peace, prosperity and development of our dear State.
“I urge you to continue to support our policy drive toward sustainable development. I enjoin the workers not to be willing tools in the hands of some mischief-makers whose stock-in trade is to disseminate falsehood and propaganda, all aimed at de-marketing our State and our achievements.
“I promise to always keep a listening ear to your issues and concerns and together, the peace we have enjoyed all-round will continue to flourish and abound in our State,” he affirmed.
Speaking on the significance of this year’s Workers’ Day in the State, the Governor said it was significant because the three major organized Labour entities: NLC, TUC and ULC held a joint celebration for the first time.
“This symbolizes unity amongst the workers and we should all be very proud of this huge achievement,” he said.