NLC Declares Support For Governor Otti Over Civil Service Reform, Makes Case For Hitch-Free Verification Exercise

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The Nigerian Labour Congress, Abia state chapter has declared its Support for the Governor Alex Otti led-government over the ongoing workers verification exercise and other ongoing reforms being carried out by the government with a view to establishing a strong and productive civil service that would benefit all citizens.

In a release jointly signed by the state Chairman and the state secretary and made available to the press in Umuahia, NLC commended the Governor for demonstrating commitment to reposition the Civil Service and specially applauded the Governor’s pledge to clear the backlog of salary and pension arrears before the end of the year.

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The statement reads ” His Excellency Dr. Alex Otti has demonstrated his commitment to reposition Abia Civil Service and the welfare of the workers and the pensioners, a commitment which he assured will be achieved before the end of the year” The NLC however expressed concern over the invitation of many MDAs to appear for verification on the same day, a situation they said has brought avoidable hitches and frustration on the side of the workers, and appealed that the number should be reduced.

The Labour Union therefore called on government to extend the deadline for the verification exercise while appealing that the MDAs should appear on separate days so that workers wouldn’t be subjected to avoidable suffering. It would be recalled that the Governor, Dr. Alex Otti had on the day of his inauguration restated his earlier promise to clear several years of accumulated salary and pension arrears being owed Abia workers and pensioners on or before the 31st of December 2023 and subsequently directed that the necessary verification and reforms be carried out so that no genuine workers would be shortchanged.

Ferdinand Ekeoma Special Adviser to the Governor Media and Publicity. 31st August 2023.

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By Abia ThinkTank

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