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Workers May Decide who Becomes Next Rivers Governor


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has declared its readiness to take over the Rivers State seat of power come 2015.

State Vice chairman of NLC comrade, Evans Orlunwo made this known in Port Harcourt while chatting with journalists.

Evans who lauded the development strides of Gov. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, expressed disappointment with the recent political activities in the state, stressing that ‘Labour Party’ an off-shoot of the NLC and TUC is likely to take over governance of Rivers State in 2015.

Evans further expressed optimism of the workers plan of deciding who is the next governor of Rivers State, having studied and was informed on the electoral processes, the worker form the highest voting class, he said.

He used the occasion to thank his fellow comrades for their immense support during the last election, urging them to keep  achieving their set goals.

Evans disclosed that on his part as the National Vice President of AUPCTRE, representing the South-South, South-East zone, that they are rolling out a programme in the next two months to address some welfare issues of their workers, particularly those in sports.

He noted that at the end  if government refuses to address the welfare of their workers in sporting activities that the South South, South-East zone of the union will boycott the next National Sports Festival that will take place in Calabar, Cross River State.

NLC Vice Chairman maintained that there are some allowances that the Federal workers are receiving which the state is yet to get, adding that they are working out modalities to ensure that their workers in the state become beneficiaries of such allowances.

Evans disclosed that they got what they bargained for on minimum wage in the state, adding that Rivers State earns the highest paid minimum wages which is better for workers for now, he added. ###

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