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Edo seeks labour’s partnership on public sector reforms

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The Edo State Government has solicited the support of workers and other stakeholders to sustain ongoing reforms in the civil and public service, aimed at ensuring efficient and quality service delivery to the people.

Anthony Okungbowa, the state head of service, made the appeal at the quarterly meeting with labour unions in the state, held at the Government House, Benin City.

The unions represented at the meeting include the state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).

Okungbowa said the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government was committed to ensuring a progressive and prosperous state, noting that all hands must be on deck to realise the Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) agenda.

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Hailing the workers’ sustained collaboration with the government, the head of service said the state will continue to prioritise the welfare of the workers, ensuring they are well equipped to provide efficient service to the people.

“You have supported the government in ensuring that the rules that govern the public and civil service are strictly adhered to. This meeting will further strengthen the relationship and unity that exist between the government and organized labour.

“As a government, we will continue to prioritize the welfare of workers in the state and sustain efforts at ensuring a work-friendly environment for Edo workers to perform optimally.”

Marshall Ohue, the state chairman of TUC, applauded the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme initiative aimed at ensuring adequate healthcare for workers in the state.

Barry Imade, the state secretary of the NLC, assured of the readiness of labour unions to collaborate with the government to sustain the reforms.