Adamawa chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have urged Gov Bala James Ngilari to emulate erstwhile Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri in ensuring smooth relationship between government and workers in the state.
The state NLC chairman, Comrade Dauda Maina, made the call yesterday in Yola, at a workshop on corruption organized by the state branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN).
Maina said Fintiri in his 86 days as acting governor carried the workers along and recognized their value as the engine room of the government.
“Fintiri was able to make impact by carrying the workers along during his tenure; we hope Gov Ngilari will emulate him to avoid crisis”, Maina said.
Maina said theme of the workshop: “Towards a corrupt free civil service” was timely, adding that corruption was not only collecting money illegally to do something, but also not coming to work and not doing ones job properly.
He lamented what he described as gossips and blackmail that characterized the state civil service and urged those involved to change for the better for the civil service to be taken more seriously by the politicians.
In his speech, the state branch chairman of ASCSN, Comrade James Pukuma, who also commended Fintiri for running a labour-friendly administration said Fintiri had left an indelible mark in the heart of workers.
While assuring the new administration of Gov Ngilari workers loyalty and commitment, Pukuma urged the administration to settle the three-year workers’ Leave/Transport grants and entitlement of workers that retired since 2011.