Workers Day: Niger State Governor Eulogize Civil Servants, Organised Labour
…….Urges adherence to precautionary measures against COVID-19
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State felicitates with the civil servants and the organized labour in the State as they join their counterparts all over the world to Mark this year’s workers day.
Governor Sani Bello expressed this in a press release made available by his Chief Press Secretary, (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, saying that the Civil Service remains sacrosanct to his administration.
He describes Civil Servants as pivotal to the success of the policy implementation of his administration adding that, when the civil service is properly positioned, every aspect of government runs smoothly.
Governor Bello, who acknowledged that every government needs a vibrant workforce, maintained that priority attention must be accorded to the critical role the civil service plays in good governance, because it has the onerous duty to execute government’s policies and programmes.
“The impact of government’s policies and programmes on the citizens is determined by whether they have been implemented excellently or shoddily. This in turn depends on the efficiency and effectiveness of the civil service”.
He stressed the need for government to identify the weaknesses of the service, streamline past efforts to revamp it, and apply vigorous measures to make it a truly enduring and supportive institution.
The Governor assured of his administration’s desire to continue to give priority to their welfare and development for optimal performance, promising that conducive atmosphere will continue to be provided for the private sector to thrive as they have been adding value to the State.
Governor Sani Bello commended the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Organised Labour for marking the day even at the most difficult time occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVOD-19) pandemic.
He also commended the organised labour for their understanding with the government at this trying period, urging them to abide by the safety measures put in place by health professionals and government orders, so as to avoid contracting and spreading the virus, while also maintaining the practice of personal hygiene.
The Governor remains optimistic that the world will soon overcome the pandemic and life will return to normalcy so that the trade union and government can continue to synergize and contribute towards the development of the State and the country at large.