No Embargo On Promotions In Delta State –Okeme

BY ESTHER IDIABANA
THE Okowa government has no intention of stagnating promotion of deserving workers in the state; rather, it would continue to give workers their full entitlements as and when due to enable them enhance their productivity.
The assurance was given at the weekend by the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Labour and Industrial Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme in an interview in Asaba.
He said that the Okowa administration had no intention of laying off workers as rumored but would, instead, at the appropriate time, and subject to the availability of resources, inject new blood into the system.
His words: “I don’t think that suspension of promotion is applicable to Delta State ; it is said that a worker deserves his wages. If you are stagnant, productivity will be low, but if you are motivated, productivity will be high. Promotions are a means of motivation. If the government says there is no promotion, there will be no motivation. In order to avoid such a problem, government does not want to delay promotions but wants promotions to be done as and when due, as long as the vacancies are available”.
He said that though the government had a workforce of about 60,000, to which it commits about N 7billion monthly, the government had no intention of either laying off workers or suspending their promotions, even in the face of inclement financial state.
“Okowa’s administration has no intention to lay workers of, what his intentions are, is to inject new blood into the system while they are able to cater for the old ones. This government has no intention of retrenching workers in the name of economic meltdown or the economic hardship. You can be rest assured that I am speaking the mind of my boss, (the state governor) who has a passion for workers. He has demonstrated as you can see that, following his intervention, local government workers are back to work. Even in respect of the biometrics, there is no fear of retrenching workers except you are a ghost worker, he added”.
He also revealed that the government was exercising all outlets to ensure the payment of pensioners to alleviate the suffering of the people of Delta State, especially the senior citizens.
‘In the next few weeks, government will inject money into the pension board to enable the payment of workers to be made. We hope that once money is injected, pensioners will be paid.”

One Response to No Embargo On Promotions In Delta State –Okeme

  1. Engr. Godfrey

    July 19, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Good, but what about all the unemployed youths, who will liberate their suffering?