The chairman, Kogi state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr James Odaudu has decried the level of insecurity in the country despite praising the state governor, Captain Idris Wada on his achievement in various sectors of the state economy.
Odaudu stated this in his paper titled: “Building Enduring Peace and Unity as Panacea for Sustainable Development” which he presented on Thursday, May 1st at the Lokoja Township Stadium.
The Kogi State leader of Labour drew his attention to some contending issues including the problem of Basic Education in the state.
He feared that insecurity had negatively impacted the unity and development of the country saying: “Unity, which we once took for granted has been shattered and as a result, leadership now lacks the ability to maintain harmonious co-existence.
“Join me in calling on the National Conference Delegates from across the country, irrespective of their differences and geo-political locations, ethnic origins and religious affiliations to eschew their differences and work for the unity of Nigeria.”
The Labour Leader particularly urged the governor to put necessary machinery in place for implementation of 100 per cent Minimum Wage for Primary School Teachers in line with the 2013 agreement with the NUT.
He however urged workers in the state to be disciplined and to reciprocate the good gesture of government through hard work, commitment, dedication to duty and avoidance of rumour mongering among others.
SavidNews gathered that the workers in their numbers observed the March Past in their various labour attires with the exception of members of the NUT who adorned all-black dresses.