Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Muhammad Jibrin Barde, has commended Gombe State workers and the entire Nigerian workforce as they celebrate Workersâ€™ Day.
In a statement by his media office on Monday, the ex-bank chief said that workers throughout the world deserved to be celebrated because they play pivotal roles in the smooth running of not only the civil service that ensure government at all levels function well but the private sector too whose contributions to the state and national economy cannot be overemphasised.
He commended their commitment and efforts in spite of many challenges they face, ranging from what he called “salary issues to poor working condition defined by paucity of infrastructure.”
While noting that workers were among the people that make the greatest sacrifice for the good and development of the State, he advised them to also take the opportunity of the celebration to reflect on how they can better their lots in the next administration by making good use of their voter cards in electing a labour friendly governor as against what they are experiencing now under the Peoples Democratic Party led administration in the state.
Barde urged state governors to always take the welfare of workers at heart by prompt payment of salaries, and as well as by treating pensioners with care and love.
He assured the people of Gombe that if elected, he would ensure prompt payment of their salaries and other allowances coupled with prompt payments of their gratuities.