As part of plans to better the lives of workers in the state, the Gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party in Niger State, Joshua Bawa has promised that as from December 2023 when he assumes office as the Governor, he will start the payment of 13th month salary.
Bawa made the promise yesterday when he and the state Labour Party leadership met with the Niger State Organized Labour Political Commission in the state at Labour House in Minna.
While disclosing that he will better their welfare packages and create improved enabling working environment, the governorship candidate also decried the condition of retirees in Niger State, adding that “I will pay monthly pension first ahead of any other payment”.
Accordingly, he said “after serving the state for 35 years or after attaining the age of sixty, retirees deserve lots of respect and better treatment. Remember, all State workers are potential retirees”.
The former Chief of Staff to former Governor Babangida Aliyu while calling on the Organized Labour to support him to realize his dream of recovering Niger State for Nigerlites, said the Organized Labour gave birth to the Labour Party and my coming to the NLC is to sign the “Workers Charter of Demands” so that it will be adopted as part of my manifesto.”
Furthermore, he gave insight into his plan for the state, saying security, education, economic, and digital novelty will receive attention of his government.
In his remarks, Chairman of NLC Political Commission in Niger State, Comrade Aminu Yusuf while appreciating the Labour Party candidate for recognizing the importance of the Organized Labour,
said Labour is a force to reckon considering its numerical strength.
He disclosed that “with a workforce of about 450,000, we can canvass for over two million votes. I promise to submit your manifesto to the leadership of the Organized Labour for discussion.”