Governor Of Plateau State, Gov Simon Lalong has reassured workers of continual efforts to set up their functions, through coaching and keeping programmes, as workers spot the annual International Workers’ Day on May 1. Governor Lalong in a message through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Friday, My 1 in Jos, also reassure workers of their well-being and speedy payment of salaries and emoluments.
He lauded the productivity and sacrifices of the state workforce for their commitment and diligence to duties, which had contributed to the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole. The Governor commended workers on essential services who were at the frontline of combating COVID-19 disease. He described Nigerian workers as the engine room for the progress and stability of the country, especially in critical times. “I want to use this opportunity to specially appreciate workers in Plateau State who have supported our “Rescue Administration” by ensuring that the engine of governance continues to operate seamlessly in spite of challenges.
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“Employee’s have denote this severally, especially now that we are facing a common enemy, COVID-19,” he said. Governor Lalong acknowledge the employee for their collaboration and apprehension in the suspension of the implementation of the new minimum wage, due to the financial implication of plateau state was undergoing to battle the COVID-19. The governor reassured the laborers that it would begin implementation of the new minimum wage as soon as the state recovers from the economic devastation of current pandemic.
Governor Lalong also said the recruitment of new workers suspended will reopen as soon as the state recovers from the economic impact of the current pandemic. The Plateau state Governor also urges the workers to stay safe during the pandemic by fully observing all safety protocols and other preventive measures by the federal government and the NCDC to battle the novel Coronavirus.