Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday gave workers in the state a special gift ahead of this year’s May Day celebration, as he lifted the embargo on implementation of promotion in the state.
The governor as a show of commitment directed the immediate implementation and payment of promotion benefits to all workers in the state as well as the arrears of promotion that has been accumulated.
At a meeting with labour leaders in the state inside the Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson also approved the spread of the payment to the end of the tenure of his adminsitration.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson who disclosed this said the governor equally informed the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) of the decision of his government to conduct a special interview for the employment of teachers in the state.
Iworiso-Markson explained that as a laudable initiative, local government councils will be encouraged to also implement the decisions as regards their staff.
Confirming the development to journalists after the meeting, the labour leaders thanked the governor for lifting the embargo and directing the implementation and payment of promotion arrears before the end of his tenure.
They thanked the governor for the ongoing Labour House project and commended him for always consulting and engaging them before taking any decision affecting them in the state.
The labour leaders described Governor Dickson as the most labour friendly governor who has constructively engaged labour more that any other leader and has always placed the welfare and wellbeing of workers as a top priority.