Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) By Albert OGRAKA–
The Principal Secretary to Delta state governor, Senator Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa , Mr .Hilary Ibegbulem says prompt and regular payment of workers salary ,against all odds had established the governor as a prudent and disciplined leader with uncommon passion for workers welfare.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service organized by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mark Okowa ‘s Appeal Court victory , Mr.Ibegbulem said the state government had continued to meet its financial obligation to civil servants , even with Nigeria’s worsening oil economy.
He noted that the Okowa administration had also given attention to critical social infrastructure like roads, schools and markets and commended the governor for keeping faith with his S.M.A.R.T Agenda.
According to Ibegbulem, Okowa had demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities in time of severe economic hardship, through shrewd fiscal management.
Commending workers and labour unions for their patience and understanding, the governor’s aide expressed optimism that the government would navigate its way out of the financial crisis.
He described the victory as an act of God ,as the Appeal Court panel was faithful to the law and justice .Mr ibegbulem said Okowa is blessed with a popular mandate”as he won 21 out of 25 local government areas in the state, a feat no governorship candidate had achieved in recent history.”
In an address, the state Chairman of the NLC, Comrade David Ofoeyeno said Okowa deserved the goodwill and support of Delta workers., having shown commitment to their welfare.
Comrade Ofoeyeno said the labour union have confidence in the governor’s quest to bring prosperity to all Deltans.
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