Benue’s governor, Samuel Ortom, has praised state employees for persevering and being devoted to their duties despite the challenging economic climate.
This is said in a message of support for the workers as they observe Workers Day in 2023. Nathaniel Ikyur, the principal press secretary for Mr. Ortom, signed this on Sunday in Makurdi.
Although the past eight years had been difficult, the workers had kept the state’s machinery turning.
“The past few years have been difficult for all of us, and I am aware that many of you have encountered stressful situations and uncertainty at work, such as the payment of salaries and other benefits.
“The state’s lack of security has made the issue worse. However, you have to adjust to new working circumstances and navigate a rapidly shifting economic environment, he continued.
Mr. Ortom emphasized that he wanted workers to know that he was committed to supporting them and fighting for their rights and well-being, even though this would be his final Workers’ Day celebration with them.
“Therefore, I am honored to stand by your side at all times as we work to create a society that is more just and equitable and in which every worker has the chance to prosper.
“You are the backbone of our economy and the heart of our communities, and I am honored to serve as your governor,” he said.