As workers Nationwide Celebrate the 2022 workers’ day, in Rivers State today, workers in appearing in black-themed outfits to protest.
Appearing before the Deputy Governor of the state, Her Excellency Dr. Ipalibo Gogo Banigo at Isaac Boro Park, members of the Labour Union decried the inhumane treatment they have faced at the hands of the current Rivers State government.
According to them, there has been no promotion, no salary increments, and no payment of pensions and gratuities to their retired colleagues.
They also condemned the federal government’s inability to end the lingering ASUU strike.
A member of the union who wished to remain anonymous lamented that her plans to struggle to see her children out of the university while in service are seriously being affected by the strike which doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
They also lamented that the N30,000 minimum wage is not helping them in the face of the current Nigerian economic situation and pleaded with the government to do something about that.
Addressing the workers, the Deputy Governor thanked them for coming out in an orderly manner to mark the worker’s day.
She stated that the Rivers State government has been paying the N30,000 minimum wage, has cleared all the arrears of pensions owed their colleagues, and has been declared the most workers-friendly government.
This led to massive uproar from the workers as they debunked the assertions made by the Deputy Governor.
She pleaded with them to remain calm and promised them that all their requests and complaints shall be looked into by the government.