Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to always explore peaceful dialogue instead of being confrontational.
The governor, who promised not to unduly delay workers’ salary, also said that his administration would work maximally to make the labour movement successful during his tenure.
While acknowledging the struggle of the congress for a renewed workers’ welfare and good governance, the governor disclosed that he has put machineries in place to support labour aspirations in the state.
Through his Special Adviser on Labour Matters, Mike Okeme, when the executive of the state wing of NLC, led by its chairman, David Ofoeyeno, visited the Governor’s Office in Asaba, Okowa, who said labour movement should make all affiliated bodies a united family, flayed the crisis usually generated by unions’ elections across the country.
He said, “Always use dialogue to get what you want from the government of the day instead of confrontation. The union is expected to make its members one united family, so while you struggle for better welfare package for workers and good governance, don’t do anything that will bring shame to your state and the government on the saddle because peace is better than war.”