Lalong appreciates workers’ support on COVID-19
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State governor and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Nigerian workers, particularly those in the state for their sacrifices and productivity in the development of the state and the nation as a whole.
Governor Lalong, in a congratulatory message to mark this year’s Workers Day, described workers in the country as the engine room for the progress and stability of the nation especially in critical times.
Governor Lalong appreciated workers in the state who he said: “have supported our Rescue Administration by ensuring that the engine of governance continues to operate seamlessly despite challenges.”
He added: “You have demonstrated this severally especially now that we are facing a common enemy, Coronavirus.”
He said the workers agreed without any hesitation or compulsion to the recommendation of government to suspend the implementation of the new minimum wage because of COVID-19.
He assured them that once the state recovers from the economic devastation of COVID-19, the government would not hesitate to begin the implementation of the new minimum wage as agreed upon.
He reiterated his administration readiness to continue to keep faith with the workers by paying their salaries and emoluments as and when due and building their capacity through training and retraining.
While wishing the workers all the best, Lalong urged them to stay safe by fully observing all safety protocols and other measures put in place by government to combat COVID-19.