Saturday, 12 September 2015

GOV. UGWUANYI COMMENDS LABOUR GROUPS ON WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor
The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, commended members of various organized labour groups in the state who were at the Government House, Enugu on a solidarity rally in support of the federal government in its war against corruption. While addressing them, Chief Ugwuanyi emphasized that Nigerian’s economy would survive only if Nigerians come together to fight corruption.

He added: “I am convinced that this exercise is a worthy course, hence, I decided to identify with it by coming to address you personally.”

Gburugburu, as the governor is popularly known as, explained to the labour groups how he had directed local government chairmen to pay arrears of salaries owed to their workers. He equally promised that his administration would cooperate with them by ensuring that they always get things due to them and commended workers in the state for their eagerness to help government achieve zero-tolerance to corruption.

Earlier in his speech the Chairman of the State Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe described Governor Ugwuanyi as being a workers friendly governor who marked his 100 days in office by giving out 100 houses to the state civil servants. According to Comrade Igbokwe, the rally is to sensitize the Nigerian populace to partner with government on anti-corruption war in Nigeria.

In his own speech, the Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress, Enugu State Chapter, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo, told the governor that the organized labour was in the Government House on sensitization campaign against corruption in keeping with the national leadership directive to support President Mohammadu Buhari’s war against corruption. He expressed his union’s resolve to partner state government in fighting corruption, saying that corruption is the major problem facing the country.

Comrade Nwobodo thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for being workers friendly, noting that before now that labour in the state had lost interest in the affairs of state government.