The Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has said that his administration would place a high priority on the welfare of workers.
Oborevwori made the statement on Wednesday while declaring open a one-day workshop for labour leaders by the office of Labour Relations and SERVICOM in Asaba, Delta State.
Represented by his Deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, the governor said that his administration will continue to listen more and do more for the welfare of workers and implement workers-friendly policies that would enhance and encourage Deltans to put in their best in their jobs and excel in their chosen fields.
He said, that the M.O.R.E agenda encapsulates Meaningful Development which also includes human capital development to enable us to harness our potential and improve on ourselves.
“Let me appreciate the organisers of this event, the Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Relations and SERVICOM, for this timely and laudable initiative. It is timely and most appropriate, given our contemporary national economic experience.
“When we talk about the organised labour, we talk about umbrella bodies of all workers in all sectors of the economy and they are largely grouped into two, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). As such, in this hall today, we have the leadership and or representatives of all the workers in Delta State. This is simply amazing and it shows that all hands must be on deck for us to successfully deliver the M.O.R.E. Agenda for the advancement of our great state, Delta.
“I am happy with the theme for this seminar, ‘Enhancing The Relationship Between Government and Organised Labour For Effective Service Delivery and Advancement of the MORE Agenda.’
“I am aware that experts have been carefully selected to deliver lectures at this seminar, it is based on that that I will urge you all to pay attention to what they will say. But beyond that, whatever you will learn at this seminar will be useless if you do not put it into practice; so, whatever you are taught, let it impact your behaviour and go further to make your members imbibe the right attitude either in their offices, in their place of work or generally, wherever they find themselves.
“My administration will listen more and do more; so, be assured that we shall continue to place a high priority on the welfare of workers and implement staff-friendly policies and you should also, reciprocate by bringing out your best for us to get it right as a people,” the governor said.
In his speech, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, charged labour leaders to shun unnecessary bureaucracy for effective service delivery.
Also, the Head of Service, Mr Reginald Bayoko, described the civil service as the backbone of the governance structure, which acts as the linchpin connecting the government’s vision with the community’s well-being.
He said that the essence of the workshop was to cultivate a harmonious, productive relationship between the government and organized labour.
Earlier in his remarks, the Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor, Rt. Hon. Solomon Funkekeme said that the workshop underscored the importance Governor Oborevwori placed in building and sustaining the harmonious and good working relationship that exists between the Delta State government and the organised labour.