By Osondu Ahirika |
The Executive Chairman of the Ethical and Attitudinal Reorientation Commission (EARCOM), Dr (Mrs) Dorothy Thompson, has extended the good wishes and greetings of the members and Staff of the Commission to all Akwa Ibom workers on this year’s May Day celebration.
In a goodwill message to workers on this year’s Workers’ Day, the EARCOM Boss described Akwa Ibom workers as key drivers of Five Point agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel and the critical anchor of the collective quest for socio-economic and holistic development of the State.
While acknowledging the challenges they face the EARCOM Chairman observed that, Akwa Ibom workers remain one of the most dedicated, resilient and hardworking in the country, but stressed that, there is still room for improvement given the disposition of Governor Emmanuel as a workers friendly leader who has ensured Akwa Ibom State workers rank amongst the best treated in the nation.
Dr Thompson who commended Governor Emmanuel for timely and up to date payment of salaries of the State’s workforce, as well as, a manifestly strong commitment to their general welfare charged the workers to rededicate themselves and reinforce their efforts in public service in recognition of the fact that, they remain a key driver of the Udom Emmanuel administrations multi-faceted development blueprint.
On the ongoing conversation for a new minimum wage for workers, the EARCOM Boss sued for patience and called on labour and trade unions in the State to continue ongoing dialogue with the government aimed at improving workers’ salaries and general welfare.
Dr Thompson who lauded Great Akwa Ibom Workers, therefore charged them to stand firm with Governor Emmanuel with due diligence and hardwork towards building a legacy to the State through service
Furthermore, the EARCOM Chairman appealed to Akwa Ibom workers to stay positive and brace up to being partner in nation-building as well as contributing towards efforts to take the Akwa Ibom State to the next level as Governor Emmanuel commences his completion agenda when he is sworn in on May 29 for another term in office.
She however urged workers to eschew all forms of misconduct including absenteeism, lateness, tardiness, sabotage, truancy and incessant violations of Civil Service ethics.
Dr Thompson also thanked Governor Emmanuel for what she described as his unfettered support for the mass sensitization campaign of the commission in mobilizing the populace towards developing socially responsible citizens.
She maintained that, the Commission under her watch will not relent in combating all forms of social vices including cultism, prostitution, examination malpractice, bribery and corruption, domestic violence, rape and rather exalt righteousness as a general creed.