From right: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; vice president , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; and the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of Nigeria Army, Enugu, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru when Governor Ugwuanyi welcomed the VP at Akanu Ibiam International Airport ,Enugu,on his way to Anambra State, yesterday.
The national president of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba and his Trade Union counterpart , Comrade Bobboi Kaigama have described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as an exceptional governor in the country that takes welfare of workers seriously.
In a speech when they paid courtesy call to the governor at the Government House Enugu in company of the state’s union leader, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo and Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe of State’s TUC noted that Governor Ugwuanyi despite all challenges, still find ways to pay workers salaries.
They urged the governor to continue to do more in that regard, adding that Enugu State workers are better placed than other workers in other states of the federation.
“I urge my comrades in the state to cooperate with you so that you can excel and achieve more for Enugu State” said the national NLC president. According to him, the briefing he got from the state’s leadership chapter of the union on the relationship between the governor and state workers show that Governor Ugwuanyi is workers’ friendly.
In his brief remark, the national president of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama expressed happiness that Governor Ugwuanyi is carrying the workers along in his administration of the state, despite the economic crunch in the country.
In their separate speeches, the president of NLC in the state, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo and his state TUC counterpart, Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe noted that the emergence of Governor Ugwuanyi in the state is an act of God. They added that Governor Ugwuanyi operates open door policy that enables organized labour leadership in the state discuss with him challenges of the work force and proffer solution to the problems. They observed that Enugu State is lucky to have Governor Ugwuanyi as its leader, adding that the governor has shown workers of the state that they are partners in progress in his administration.
Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi thanked the labour leaders for finding time to pay him a courtesy visit and appreciated the existing cordial relationship between labour unions and Enugu State government. He urged both the national and state leaders of the unions to continue to show understanding as his administration will continue to strive to meet its obligations to the workers even in the face of present economic meltdown in the country.