Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has commended workers in the state for their contribution to the transformation being witnessed in the state.
The governor in a message to commemorate this year’s May Day also described workers as important stakeholders in the implementation of his administration’s eight-point development agenda.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, Fayemi congratulated workers in the state for witnessing another May Day which he described as “an important day to celebrate workers’ liberation”.
He praised the labour unions in Ekiti for maintaining industrial peace in the state which, according to him, has enhanced workers’ productivity.
Fayemi stressed the importance of dialogue in resolving any misunderstanding that arises between government and labour unions.
The governor pointed out that workers contributed immensely to the successes recorded by his administration which has seen the state witnessed transformation in the key sectors.
Reiterating the readiness of his administration to build 5,000 housing units in the three senatorial districts of the state, Fayemi urged workers to avail themselves of the opportunity to own houses.
Describing workers’ welfare as sine qua non for better performance, he promised to always accord workers’ welfare a priority.
He noted that his administration will always remain worker-friendly in executing policies that enhance their welfare and boost their capacity.
The governor said the restoration of car and housing loans frozen by the ousted regime was one of the first steps taken by his administration to restore workers’ dignity.
He stated that Ekiti was one of the first states in the federation to implement the new minimum wage which came into force after the law backing it was passed by the National Assembly.
Last modified: May 1, 2013