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Rivers PDP Felicitates With Workers

Felix Obuah
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Urges Govt-Workers Harmonious Relationship

 

Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt – As workers across the country mark this year’s Workers Day on Sunday, May 1, 2016, Mr. Felix Obuah, Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joins other well-meaning citizens to congratulate the Nigerian workers, describing them as pillars on which any successful administration stands.

Obuah said that considering the prevailing hash economic situation in the country, the Nigerian workers had been made to suffer undesirable and avoidable pains and hardship but remained faithful and spirited in the discharge of their services at their various points of call and duty posts.

These are exceptional qualities exhibited by the Nigerian workers are commendable, Obuah emphasised, adding that an average Nigerian worker is broadminded and hard-working, with high perseverance disposition and as well, dedicated to duty and responsibilities.

“This year’s celebration, however, comes with some challenges in view of the economic dislocation in the country following the absence of national budget, lack of definite economic policy framework by the government at the centre, budgetary irregularities and inability of the Federal Executive Council and the National Assembly to have a common ground, regarding the 2016 budget which is yet to be passed, even at about half of the year.

“The development therefore requires our teeming civil servants and indeed all Nigerians to be more courageous and patriotic to be able to contend with this avoidable economic meltdown apparently occasioned by lack of focus and seeming inexperience as well as political maneuvering by drivers of the nation’s economic policies,” the PDP said.

The PDP sympathised with the workers and indeed all Nigerians, over the pains of having no petroleum products available, lack of constant electricity power supply, high and skyrocketed cost of commodities, high transport fares, and delay in the payment of salaries of federal civil servants as well as victimisation and undue termination of appointment of innocent workers in federal parastals, ministries and agencies.

“While we commend Chief Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, for doing everything possible to put smiles on the faces of all workers in the state, particularly in the area of regular payment of monthly salaries and pensions, timely promotion of workers and resuscitation of ailing public facilities and provision of basic amenities in the state, the party urges the workers to continue to support and co-operate with the government in the state.

He urged them to be more proactive in the discharge of their duties in reciprocation of the good works of the governor in the state.

The PDP Chairman reassured the workers that the governor would not fail in the delivery of all promises made to them, wishing all workers in the state a successful celebration.