The Imo State government has inaugurated a joint committee of labour movement and government to review the payment of workers’ salaries and other emoluments.
The 10-man committee, which is headed by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Uche Nwosu, was inaugurated on behalf of governor Rochas Okorocha by the deputy governor, Eze Madumere.
Okorocha explained that the main objective of the committee was to harmonise and cement the relationship between government and labour, adding that the relationship between them had been long, leading to the government granting the request of payment formula to workers in the state in line with the dwindling economy.
He said the effort was to fashion a way to execute government businesses without injuring the welfare of the workers during the economic downturn.
The governor insisted that he has not lost interest in the welfare of the workers.
Okorocha also added that the process was to strengthen the cooperation between the two.
He charged labour leaders in the committee to situate their interest in line with the realities of the time.
Speaking on behalf of the committee, Nwosu promised that a satisfactory job would be done considering the caliber of the members of the committee.