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Gov Otu’s achievements in 11 months are remarkable – TUC

…commends the Governor for increasing minimum wage to N40,000

By Frank Ulom

The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Cross River State Council, has expressed its satisfaction with the state government’s achievements under the leadership of Senator Prince Bassey Otu, who they refer to as the “People’s First’ Governor, within the first 11 months in office.

The TUC appreciates the government’s efforts in rehabilitating and constructing roads in the Calabar Metropolis, improving street lighting, beautifying the state capital, and restoring traffic control lights.

They also commend the proposed N40,000 salary increment, implementation of annual incremental steps, full implementation of 2014/2016 promotions, Christmas and Easter bonuses paid to workers, amongst others.

The TUC Chairman believes in the principles of appreciation for every little thing in order to achieve bigger ones.

However, the TUC in a statement by its Chairman, Comrade Monday Ogbodum, on Saturday, also stressed the urgent need for the Cross River State Government to fulfil other obligations to Civil/Public servants by promptly attending to workers’ welfare demands, particularly looking towards the direction of payment of gratuity.

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The TUC Chairman called on workers to be dedicated and punctual at their duty posts, as this would erase the 5% productivity level of the workforce as declared by the Governor during his May Day address.

The Congress also used the opportunity to call on Civil/Public servants and indeed, the entire Cross Riverians to be patient and give Governor Otu the chance to deliver dividends of democracy which he has already started.

Ogbodum said: “We must put in our best to achieve effective service delivery in all MDAs.”

The TUC Chairman appealed to the workers to be hopeful, as the Organised Labor continues their engagement with the government to secure a more favourable outcome while also appealing to the government to live up to its promises and promptly too – most importantly the commencement of the implementation of the new salary structure as announced.

He said: “As the Cross River State Government confronts the pressing issue of meeting the worker’s welfare demands promptly, the TUC’s appeal echoes the concerns of many civil and public servants who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn.

“In doing so, they can demonstrate their commitment to upholding the well-being and fair treatment of their invaluable workforce, reaffirming their dedication to the people of Cross River State.”

Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom
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