– To partner Gov Wike for workers’ interest
Port Harcourt — The newly elected Chairman of the Trade Union Congress in Rivers State, Comrade Ikechukwu Foster Onyefuru, on Friday said the welfare and concern of all workers and Nigerians in general, would be his utmost priority.
Onyefuru who emerged Chairman of TUC in an unopposed contest at the 8th Triennial Delegate Conference of TUC in Rivers State, assured that he will partner with the Rivers State Government to represent the interest of workers in the state.
In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman pledged his loyalty to the Council led by its President, Comrade Festus Osifo, assuring that he will work with the national council of TUC to protect the interest of all workers in Nigeria.
“We recognised the efforts and the good works of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. We will partner to work with him to ensure that the interest of all workers in Rivers State is well represented.
“We will wear learners’ mindset, which will help us to understand what our members in Rivers State and Nigeria at large need.
“We will align with the vision of the President of TUC, Comrade Festus Osifo. We will continue to protect the interest and welfare of workers and ensure that their jobs are protected.
“We will collaborate with the government; His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike has done very well in terms of providing infrastructure and attracting investors to the state, where our members will work. So, we will ensure we maintain a good relationship with the government of Rivers State and all the captains of industry, the private sectors, the regulators to ensure we deliver value to our members in Rivers State.”
The new TUC boss in Rivers State he will unify every member of the Cogress and ensure everyone participate in his administration.
He also expressed his readiness to participate in the formulation of policies and initiatives that will help to improve the lives of Nigerians.
“TUC in Rivers State is one. We welcome critical views because that only makes us stronger.
“The economy affects all Nigerians irrespective of status, we all use fuel, we all buy from the same market. Just last month, Consumer Price Index report by the NBS showed inflation rate of 20.52% for Nigeria, which is a big challenge, so as a matter of interest, we will continue to do the needful in terms of participating in the formulation of policies and initiatives that will help to improve the lives Nigerians.”
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