In spite of the sad event of the demise of my friend Joe, whose appointment as the Managing Director of the Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) was announced barely two weeks ago, I joined the Anambra Workers to commemorate this year’s May Day at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka. Of course this is my first May Day outing as the Governor of the State.
Everyone legitimately and productively contributing to the socioeconomic development of Society is a Worker. Thus, if productivity is the common denominator for identifying Workers, I can boldly say May 1st can as well pass for “Anambra’s Day”.
Maka na eji ịgba mbọ mara ndị Anambra.
I listened carefully as the Anambra State Chairperson of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and her Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart read out their charter of demands. Together with the various Unions and their leadership, we shall fashion out the best ways to meet these demands within the limits of our lean resources, and in line with the development plan of the State.
I have also directed the Head of Service to announce the recruitment of more Teachers into our Public schools. This process must be transparent and merit based. In the coming days details of how to apply and the screening method shall be made public.
I am committed to ensuring the safety and improving the welfare of the Anambra Worker. Transforming the operational processes of the State civil service to be in line with the technological realities of the time is one sure vision that must be actualised. I thank the Workers for their continued support, urging them to always see their work as service to humanity.
May God bless Anambra Workers!