September 23rd, 2011
Government House, Owerri
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has appealed to workers in the state to return to their duty post while his administration negotiates with labour representatives towards the payment of the N18,000 minimum wage.
This is even as the governor reiterated his commitment to uplift the welfare of Imo workers in tandem with the policies and programmes of Imo Rescue Agenda.
Governor Okorocha who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Washington DC, USA, after participating in an economic summit on Business in Nigeria, promised that his administration would do all that is possible to improve on the living standard of Imo workers.
He regretted the ongoing strike action over the minimum wage even as he expressed optimism that the ongoing negotiation with the labour leaders will yield positive result.
The governor further expressed that he had all his life championed workers’ right which earned him the grand patron of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas [NUPENG], adding that though the action is not peculiar to Imo alone, his administration would initiate sustainable policies that will bring smile to the faces of Imo workers.
I was one of the few governors that first shown commitment to the payment of N18,000 minimum wage and even advocated for an increase.
Imo workers contributed to my victory and I do appreciate their support since I came on board as the governor, governor Okorocha said.
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How many of us are ready to report to our duty post after this wonderful press message from our Governor issued in Washington DC?